Roles and Responsibilities
The UWF Building Emergency Program was established to provide a point of contact in each department/college for safety and emergency preparedness information.
UWF main campus includes 100+ buildings located over 1600 acres. Diverse campus facilities include academic buildings, a health center, a day care, secure research labs, apartment-style housing, theaters, and a plethora of other types of structures. Every assigned or occupied space on the UWF main campus has a Building Emergency Coordinator.
BEC Roles and Responsibilities
- Serve as a point of contact for safety and emergency preparedness information provided by UWF and other officials
- In the event of an incident in their building, serve as a liaison with the UWF Office of Emergency Management, the UWF Police Department, and other officials
- Ensure completion of closure procedures and checklists prior to a UWF closure
- Provide damage information to UWF following a large-scale incident (e.g., a hurricane)
- Act as an information conduit to building occupants for facilities related issues (e.g., scheduled utilities outages, building maintenance problems)
- Read and follow BEC emails and other forms of communication
BEC Ground Rules
- Do not put yourself or others in danger - don't be a hero
- Follow all announcements from UWF and local officials
- Only wear BEC vest when there is a need to identify yourself and perform BEC functions
- Return to campus only when safe
Building Emergency Coordinator (BEC) Facilities Liaison Activities
In their role as facilities liaisons, Building Emergency Coordinators should
- Serve as a building point of contact for the Facilities department
- Provide accurate and current information to building occupants
- Notify Facilities of building issues. Call (850) 857-6000.