RFS Building and Zone Coordinators

Please register with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) if you have been designated by your department to be a RFS Building Coordinator or Zone Coordinator. Even though RFS has a unique Facility Emergency Plan, it is highly recommended that new coordinators register for BC 101 Training.


BUILDING COORDINATOR/ Department Safety Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: Office of Emergency Preparedness (Revised for the Richmond Field Station)

Brief version/Overview:dan w-pack-6655

The role of Building Coordinator comprises preparing a plan for emergency response for his/her building, implementing this plan in an emergency, and serving as the communications liaison between building occupants and RFS Zone Coordinator and RFS services/agencies in both emergencies and day-to-day operations.


1) Emergency Preparedness:

Chairs or staffs the Building Committee and meets at least quarterly; documents its policies/procedures; posts notices; and disseminates information about building preparations, activities, and RFS programs.

Trains an Alternate Building Coordinator to assume duties when the primary Building Coordinator is on vacation, absent, or unavailable.

Attends training workshops/activities organized for Building Coordinators.

2) Emergency Response:

Assesses quickly emergency or disaster based on either personal contact or RFS official directives and decides whether sheltering in place or evacuation activities are required for the building.

Leads personnel to the established Emergency Assembly Area (RFS–Zones); documents unaccounted personnel in each department and provides status report to the Zone Coordinator.

3) Communication Liaison:

Notifies occupants of impending access interruptions to public areas/utilities in the building.

Posts notices of construction work in the building that could affect occupants in areas other than department spaces.

Notifies occupants of communicates from the RFS Emergency Management Area (EMA) coordinator.

Coordinates occupants’ response and serves as building interface regarding the appropriate maintenance of public areas within the building.