Building Marshal's Duties

Lead Building Marshal

  • Create the building marshal teams and identify who will assume specific
    marshal duties.
  • Maintain overall supervision of the building marshal team, provide guidance,
    and coordinate training.
  • Ensure monthly checks on emergency supplies and equipment (AED, First
    Aid Kits, Evacuation Chairs and Stretchers)Meet with Public Safety, Police, and/or Fire Department during an emergency
  • Gather information from the marshals and communicate vital information to
    the Public Safety
  • Report occupants who need evacuation assistance and occupants gathered
    in areas of refuge.
  • Make note of anyone who may be missing.
  • Document and report injuries, missing persons and property damage.
  • For on campus emergencies always ensure Public Safety (415-422-2911) is
    notified even when calling 911 first.

Deputy Building Marshal

  • Assume the duties of the Lead Building Marshal in his/her absence.
  • Perform all tasks as assigned by the Lead Building Marshal.

Floor Marshal

  • Wear the Building Marshal vest and use the wand.
  • Alert occupants to immediately and quickly evacuate their workspace, office, room
    or restroom. Walk - Don’t run
    ○ All marshals are expected to evacuate buildings when an evacuation order is made by
    emergency responders or when a fire alarm is sounding. While evacuating, the marshal
    is expected to instruct others to do the same.
    ○ If it is safe to do so, marshals may choose to check designated areas of their area of
    responsibility that are known to be problematic during evacuations to ensure all persons
    are evacuating.
    ○ Any person who refuses or is unable to evacuate will be left by the marshal and then
    reported to first responders. The marshal must prioritize their safety at all times.
    ○ Advise all persons who attempt to reenter the building that there is an emergency and
    entry is not permitted
  • Assist the injured if possible and make note of individuals who need evacuation
    assistance/in the areas of refuge.
  • Test the door for heat before allowing entry.
  • Direct them to the safest and closest stairways and exits.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do NOT prop floor doors open. Close doors when area is evacuated.
  • When outside, direct evacuees away from the building to the emergency assembly
  • Do not block fire lanes or the egress for other evacuees.
  • If the primary assembly area is not safe or if directed by emergency personnel, the
    marshal should direct evacuees to the secondary assembly area.
  • Make note and report location of hazardous conditions.
  • Remain calm and keep others calm by your composure.
  • Check in with the Building Marshal Lead for further instructions.
  • The Building Marshal may assist with communicating the “All Clear” conditions in
    the absence of emergency personnel. There could be circumstances where
    emergency personnel are unavailable to reach all assembly areas and they may
    contact the marshal to inform them of the all clear.