The Office of Emergency Management graduated a class of 47 from Cal Poly Pomona’s 2018 Building Marshal/Floor Captain academy on June 21.
Volunteer building marshals and floor captains went through an intense, full-day light urban search and rescue course. The one-day workshop included training on search and rescue techniques, team-building and communications during search and rescue efforts.
University housing units were utilized to conduct live/practical exercises to expose the trainees to real life situations with rescuing trapped victims.
Staff from Office of Emergency Management worked collaboratively with an off-campus professional who specializes in search and rescue training.
“Our Building Marshals/Floor Captains are the tip of the spear in our emergency management initiatives. These are the first individuals our campus community will see post disaster, and we want them to be at their very best and have the highest level of training in their roles,” said Whitney Fields, executive director of Institutional Risk & Emergency Management.
For more information on the Building Marshal/Floor Captain program or to volunteer, contact Taneshi Noel or Whitney Fields at 909-869-4697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.