The role of a Safety Lead is vital for establishing a calmness in the midst of an emergency. Their communication, guidance, and direction to those evacuating their building allow for first responders to focus their attention resolving the emergency.
Bellevue College Public Safety and Emergency Management work diligently to provide the necessary response and direction during an emergency situation. It is vital to this effort to have staff and faculty members assist with communication and direction in the case of an emergency response or evacuation. At Bellevue College, we identify these individuals as Safety Leads. After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Safety Lead Program was reinstituted in January 2023. During the past year we have formed an enthusiastic team that continues to prepare for upcoming emergencies. The Safety Leads program includes representatives from each BC building who are committed to basic emergency preparedness training and assisting others during an emergency. Participating requires a commitment to one-hour monthly meetings in addition to participating in drills and required training i.e. CPR/First Aid/AED/Narcan and FEMA IS100, etc.
The role of a Safety Lead is vital for establishing a calmness in the midst of an emergency. Their communication, guidance, and direction to those evacuating their building allow for first responders to focus their attention resolving the emergency. We are looking for additional staff and faculty members to join our team. We would like to have a minimum of 2-4 Safety Leads per building to accommodate for varying employee working schedules. Whether you have been a Safety Lead previously or you are interested in joining this program for the first time, please contact BC’s Emergency Operations Manager, Jason Koenig, by email at Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org. In your e-mail, please include your first and last name, building, and room/office number.
Last Updated January 26, 2024