Shoreline Community College Seeks Additional Emergency Building Monitors!

Building Evacuation Monitors (BEMs) are Shoreline Community College (SCC) employees who volunteer to assist the SCC Incident Commander and Campus Security in the event of a campus emergency. Building Monitors help to evacuate a building or influence employees and students to stay in place during a wide range of emergency situations. Currently, there are 31 BEMs for the campus and coverage is needed for additional locations. We have a sensational group of employees that are willing to assist to help keep the campus safe when most needed.

In order to perform the duties, BEMs must have the following abilities:

  • Fluent in English, able to write and speak clearly over a hand-held radio.
  • Knowledgeable with the College’s Emergency Response Plan
  • Able to maintain effective communication and problem-solving skills during emergencies of any type.
  • Familiar with the campus, its buildings and evacuation assembly areas
  • Able to attend occasional trainings and participate in drills. Supervisory approval is required for participation.
  • Physically capable of expeditiously using internal and external stairs and traversing the campus’ outdoor environment.
  • Able to operate small equipment such as a fire extinguisher, flashlight, hand-held radio.

First-level training for new Building Evacuation Monitors will be conducted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 10:00-11:30am in Room 9201, 9000 Building. To join our great group of BEMs or for further information about the program, please contact Director Robin Blacksmith, Safety, Security & Emergency Management Director at ext. 4503 or email:

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