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Work Together as Building Emergency Teams
It is vital that Building Marshals unite as a team within the building you work. Department Marshals will work with other departments in the building until all floors are represented.
Form a Building Emergency Team
- Organize Building Marshals that work in each building in a unified team.
- Each team should select a Building Leader and alternate. In an emergency, they will serve as the building's Emergency Director and oversee the incident.
- Assign specific Building Marshal duties above to the other members.
- Meet with the Team to decide who will be the Lead Building Marshal on each floor. Also, ensure that each floor or building has the following Marshals:
- Search Monitor and Disability Assistant / Stair Monitor. After the initial search phase, the Search Monitor may then serve as a Relocation Monitor and lead floor occupants to relocation site.
- Search Monitor
- Disability Assistant
- Stair Monitors
- Relocation Monitor
- A floor with two Building Marshals can split these duties – Search Monitor and Disability Assistant / Stair Monitor. After the initial search phase, the Search Monitor may then serve as a Relocation Monitor and lead floor occupants to relocation site.
Additional Items to Remember for Building Emergency Teams
- Know the people who work in your immediate area. Identify occupants that may require special assistance in an emergency.
- Maintain an up-to-date list of all mobility-impaired persons on the floor.
- Make a wallet contact card with cell phone numbers for each Building Marshal Team.
- Know the location of the fire extinguishers and how to use them.
- Take emergency training, including first aid, CPR, and Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) classes (voluntary).
- Know the location of any first aid cabinets and emergency supplies.
- Know the location of stairwell exits and a direct route to each.
- Know the relocation site and routes to the site.
- Know how to contact Public Safety in an emergency: 415-422-2911 (Emergency Dispatch)
- Periodically conduct an inspection of exits, exit pathways, exit lighting, extinguishers, and door-closing devices. Report deficiencies to the building management and department of management.
- Maintain a current list of department employees.
- Establish a system of replacements for Building Emergency Teams to account for personnel absences and departures.
- Practice as a BUILDING TEAM! Conduct walk-throughs, cell phone tests, etc.