Building Coordinator Announcement

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May 2016

EHS&EM in the process of revamping the Building Coordinator Program.  We are working with one building at a time to implement the Building Emergency Team Program.  Debi Trivette is managing the Building Emergency Team Program. You may reach Debi at tirvttedp@appstate.edu or x6120.  As we are working our way through campus, buildings will remain under the Building Coordinator Program until the building has been placed into the Building Emergency Team Program. When a building is placed in the Building Emergency Team Program, the Building Emergency Team will work with EHS&EM to create a new Building Emergency Action Plan, be trained on the EAP and information resources will be provided to them. We are excited about the Building Emergency Team Program as it will enable our campus to be more prepared for emergency situations.

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November 2, 2010

During the past several years, Appalachian has developed numerous programs and policies that enhance our safety and security on campus. The recent events at The University of Alabama at Huntsville and at Ohio State remind us all of the significant need for comprehensive emergency preparedness planning and policy. In response to our needs here at Appalachian, the University recently revised the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Policy (Administrative Policy 20). The Policy defines specific responsibilities for University departments relating to emergency management and campus safety. Section five of the new policy requires all departments to assist with the development of building emergency plans and identification of Building Coordinators.

The University’s Emergency Management Task Force has developed a building emergency response plan template and training materials for Building Coordinators. Building Coordinators will serve as an essential liaison between University emergency planning officials, local emergency responders, and building occupants. The Emergency Planner of the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management will administer the Building Coordinator program.

All departments should identify two Building Coordinators for each building on campus and submit their Building Coordinator names to the Emergency Planner of the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management.  Departments should work together to identify the most appropriate faculty or staff member for these positions. 

I thank you for your commitment to Appalachian’s continued safety and security and look forward to your partnership during the implementation of the Building Coordinator program.

Note: Each building is only required to identify two total building coordinators.

For example, John E. Thomas Hall (JET) is only required to have two total coordinators and the Central Dining Facility will only have two total coordinators, although there are numerous departments in JET and only one department in the Central Dining Facility. Since building coordinators serve as a liaison for basic building life safety information, departmental or unit affiliation is not as important, rather, we hope to have two points of contact in each building that may work with all of the departments.

Click here for more information on the building coordinator program.
 


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