Evacuation Assistance team

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Often when an emergency occurs, as many people are hurt in the evacuation process, as are hurt because of the condition itself. Nightclub and similar structure fires are particularly notorious for this.

We’re looking for conscientious people willing to participate on the Evacuation Assistance Team (EAT). You may have heard these people referred to as wardens or building monitors in the past, or at other facilities. Some buildings and floors are currently lacking EAT Team members! These are the folks that can stay calm, and ensure that building evacuations are safe, orderly and timely.

The EAT Team is expected to assist in evacuations, help educate campus members in evacuation procedures, and also evaluation of evacuation routes and procedures. Perhaps more importantly, EAT Team members are “evacuation ambassadors” helping floors and units conduct their own evacuation drills, while formally evaluating the results.

What you will learn:

  • Campus Emergency Plan
  • The ins and outs of fires safety systems and notification tools
  • Why we evacuate, How we evacuate, When we evacuate
  • Evacuation routes
  • How to conduct drills and walk-throughs in your area
  • How to evaluate walk-throughs and provide feedback

Who are we looking for?

  • People who can stay calm under pressure!
  • People who can manage several floors’ worth of stairs, if needed
  • People who are comfortable organizing and evaluating drills and walk-throughs
  • People who can help evaluate emergency plans and routes of egress and provide effective, solution-oriented feedback

We’re looking forward to seeing you! Please allow 90 minutes for training. If you have questions feel free to contact Marshall MacFarlane at mmacf@email.arizona.edu

Audience: Those who have never attended EAT Training before or that feel they could use a refresher!
Certifications: None
Instructor: Marshall MacFarlane
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evacuation-assistance-team-tickets-37097203735