BC/EMA Coordinator

BUILDING & EMA COORDINATORS

+ BUILDING EMERGENCY PLANS

The Building Emergency Plan (BEP) provides a detailed emergency response plan for each campus building. Building Coordinators are responsible for updating their building’s BEP annually, in March, during UC Readiness Month.

If you have any questions regarding the BEP for your building, contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@berkeley.edu.

BEP Quick Guide

+ NEW BUILDING COORDINATORS (BC)

+ HOW TO DO YOUR JOB AS A BC

Building Coordinators (BCs) are responsible for leading preparedness, readiness, and response activities for their assigned buildings. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Updating and implementing a Building Emergency Plan (BEP)
  • Leading emergency planning efforts with building occupants
  • Serving as liaison between building occupants and campus services/agencies in both emergencies and day‐to‐day operations
  • Appointing Alternate BCs if needed, and assigning a replacement BC if permanently leaving their position

There are several trainings available to BCs.

Resources:
Note: All of the content below is shared through a bDrive folder with verified building coordinators. If you require access to these materials, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@berkeley.edu.

  • Building Status Report Form
    The Building Status Report Form provides a quick, organized way for Building Coordinators to report building status information after a major disaster.

  • Designated Waiting Area Material
    A Designated Waiting Area (DWA) is a location where individuals with mobility impairments should relocate during a building evacuation. The DWA sign is designed to help identify DWAs within your building and to provide information to those using a DWA on how to report their location.

  • Building Evacuation Log
    The Evacuation Log can be used by Roll Takers to account for staff during a building evacuation.

  • Building Coordinator Radio Material
    Building Coordinators have been assigned a handheld, short-distance two-way radio to communicate essential building status information to the an EMA Coordinator after a major emergency. Important information including the radio manual, a phonetic alphabet, and other quick tips can be found in the Radio Material Folder.

+ BC TRAININGS

+ EMA COORDINATOR

The Berkeley campus is divided into 18 Emergency Management Areas (EMAs). A Coordinator is assigned to each EMA and serves as a liaison between Building Coordinators (BC) within that area and campus emergency response operations during major emergencies.

Within their EMA, Coordinators are responsible for:

  • Collecting Building Status Reports and relaying important building information to the Incident Command Post and the campus Emergency Operations Center
  • Identifying critical concerns and/or issues
  • Facilitating the request for resources and emergency support to buildings

Trainings are available to help EMA Coordinators learn how to effectively do their job.

For in-depth information on the role of an EMA Coordinator, please consult the position description, or contact the Office of Emergency Management at oem@berkeley.edu or 510-642-9036.

Resources:
The BC Status Report Collection Form provides a quick, organized way for EMA Coordinators to collect building status information from Building Coordinators within their EMA after a major disaster.
EMA Coordinators have been issued a handheld, short-distance two-way radio in order to receive building status information from Building Coordinators within their EMA after a major disaster.
 
EMA Coordinators have also been assigned a more robust, 700MHz radio to communicate consolidated building status information for buildings within an EMA to the campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Important user information for both radios can be found in the EMA Coordinator Radio Material Folder