The Cal State San Marcos Building Marshal program was developed to facilitate the safe evacuation of campus buildings and to assist emergency responders. This program is staffed by trained campus employees who work in the individual classroom and office buildings throughout the campus. When an evacuation is necessary, the Building Marshals are responsible for:
The Program Coordinator role will be conducted by the campus Emergency Manager who is responsible for:
A Building Marshal is responsible for receiving all information regarding the status of their building’s evacuation from their building’s Floor Marshals.
An earthquake has taken place in close proximity to the campus. The fire alarms have been activated indicating the need to evacuate the building. As a Floor Marshal, you will quickly sweep your assigned office suite or a predetermined section of your floor. Once completed, you will exit the building and report to your Building Marshal who will be stationed at the designated evacuation gathering site for your building. Inform the Building Marshal that your area has been evacuated and await further assignments.
As a Building Marshal, you will report to the designated evacuation gathering site for your building and wait for all of your Floor Marshals to report that their floors have been evacuated. Once the building is determined to be evacuated, you will report to the Building Marshal Program Coordinator via hand radio, that your building has been evacuated. As Floor Marshals make their way to the gathering site, you will re-assign them to cover all entry points to your building from a safe location to ensure no one attempts to re-enter the building until determined safe to do so.
The Building Marshals and Floor Marshals will proceed to conduct a head count in the designated evacuation gathering sites. The Building Marshals will then relay this information and any other concerns (i.e. occupants tapped) to the Building Marshal Program Coordinator. The Building Marshal Program Coordinator will then provide this information to the Incident Commander and Emergency Operations Center.