Building Emergency Team Program


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Building Emergency Team Program Awareness

What happens if there's an emergency in my building?  What is the Building Emergency Team Program about?  What is a Building Emergency Action Plan?  Find out the answer to these questions by attending the workshop "What If There Is An Emergency In My Building?"  Workshop available upon request.  Please email Debi Trivette at

EHS&EM is 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, (o) x6120, (c) 828-434-0133.  

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 Debi 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.

Building Emergency Team Program Building Coordinators and Assistant Building Coordinators

Buildings that have been placed in the Building Emergency Team Program:

Founders Hall May 2016

Chapell Wilson Hall and Valborg Theatre 2016

Smith-Wright Hall November 2016

Belk Library February 2017

Walker Hall February 2017

Peacock Hall April 2017

Roess Dining Hall May 2017

IG Greer Hall July 2017

Fermentation Sciences-Panhellenic Hall August 2017

BB Dougherty Administration September 2017

Edwin Duncan Hall October 2017

University Hall November 2017

Holmes Convocation Center May 2018

Rankin Science November 2018

Miles Annas December 2018

Anne Belk Hall April 2019

Levine Hall CHS April 2019

Trivette Hall May 2019

Steam Plant August 2019

UREC October 2019

Schaefer Center November 2019

Turchin Center November 2019

Reich College of Education January 2020

Human Resources February 2020

Varsity Gym March 2020

LS Dougherty March 2020

JET March 2020

ITS-Greenway April 2021

App Catering-End Zone July 2021

Facilities Operations-November 2021

Landscape Services-November 2021

Masonry/Turf/Trees-November 2021

Motor Pool-November 2021


Building Coordinator Program-(under revision and transition to the Building Emergency Team Program)

Emergency Building Coordinators Are In Every Campus Building

Almost every academic and administrative building on campus now has at least one trained emergency building coordinator. Building coordinators assist occupants with basic emergency planning and information. 

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 more

Appalachian's Building Coordinator Program
Beginning in 2010, Appalachian developed a Building Emergency Response Plan and Building Coordinator Program. During the program’s initial phase, department heads across campus will identify building coordinators in each building. Regardless of the hazard, from facility security vulnerabilities to an active shooter, the University recognizes the need to have faculty and staff across campus that can serve as a liaison between each building and campus services. When the implementation phase is complete, every academic and administrative building on campus will have a building coordinator.

The Building Coordinator Program

An important element of the approved Building Emergency Response Plan is the Building Coordinator Program. Each academic and administrative building that is operated by Appalachian State University has a primary Building Coordinator (BC) and Alternate Building Coordinator. Faculty or staff members in the department with the most assigned square footage in each building fill these positions. Building Coordinators provide copies of the Building Emergency Response Plan to every department within the building, assist emergency responders with information following an emergency, and serve as a liaison between various campus departments and the building for items relating to safety and security. More information on the Building Coordinator Program is available in the Building Emergency Response Plan. The University Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management coordinates the Building Coordinator Program.
If you would like additional information on the Building Emergency Response Plan or Building Coordinator Program, contact the Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management at 262-4008.

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