Emergency Building Management
Administrators and staff members have been trained to server as Emergency Building Managers (EBM), Evacuation Supervisors and Emergency Floor Wardens and Searchers (EFWS) in each building on campus. In the event of an emergency, the EBM, Evacuation Supervisors and EFWS assist Fire Safety Director from Public Safety in disseminating information in their building. Each EMB, Evacuation Supervisors and EFWS are trained with updated information annually by the Fire Safety Director of the Public Safety Department.
EBMs and EFWSs have been trained in “Evacuation” and “Shelter in Place” procedures. Our Evacuation Supervisors are trained Fire Safety Director with certifications from the Fire Department within the Public Safety Department. They have been issued red and yellow emergency protocal cards and will wear a high visibility orange vest in an emergency in order for first responder to identify them and make contact.
A Fire Safety Director on duty will contact the EMB and EFWS and Evacuation Supervisors provide them with instructions regarding the nature of the emergency and whether the occupants of that building should “Evacuate” or “Shelter in Place.”
C-CERT (Campus-Community Emergency Response Team)
The Brooklyn Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) is a community-based program that provides training and education in emergency response. C-CERT’s training program was designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and is taught by experts from the Kings County Office of Emergency Management. Required participation in training scenarios enhances the team’s knowledge and value to the community as we prepare to offer assistance in a time of need.
Brooklyn C-CERT Mission Statement
The Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University is dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency and disaster preparedness, leadership, and coordination in a given situation.
The C-CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their school community. The program trains people in basic response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
The C-CERT program provides a structured opportunity for staff, faculty and students to augment the Department of Public Safety and local first responders in time of emergency. Using what they have learned in the classroom, these C-CERT volunteers will be able to not only assist their campus community but also provide assistance to their own local communities.
The training will be conducted by Kings County Office of Emergency Management. All volunteers will be required to complete an eight-week, 28 hour basic training course. C-CERT basic training is eight sessions that includes the following units:
- Emergency Preparedness
- Fire Safety
- Emergency Medical Operations
- Simple Search and Rescue Operations
- CERT Organization
- Disaster Psychology
- Terrorism and CERT
Once people become C-CERT members it is important that they stay active and continue to practice the new skills that they have received. Periodic refresher courses will be offered to maintain the skills that have been taught as well as introduce new information. When Public Safety has Emergency Drills we will call upon our C-CERT members to participate so that they can brush up on the skills that they have obtained.