Reminder – Volunteer Emergency Building Evacuation Monitors Needed

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Shoreline Community College seeks additional emergency Building Evacuation Monitors (BEMs).

BEMs are 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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