Area Coordinator Information

Program Description

Napa Valley College has identified the need for specially trained staff to act as “Area Coordinators” in the event of an emergency situation. While most staff and faculty will have some knowledge of what to do in an emergency, many students and some staff will not know or may not remember what to do. Having an indentified person giving clear directions will help reduce stress and lead to a more positive outcome.

Area Coordinators (ACs) are an essential part of the Napa Valley College’s Emergency Response Plan and Procedures. The College’s goal is to have an Area Coordinator appointed and trained for every major area of both the main and Upper Valley campuses.

 Area Coordinators will have the following duties in disaster preparedness:

  • Review building response plans and coordinate education for all building occupants.
  • Serve as the communication liaison between the building and the Emergency Response Committee.
  • Arrange for an alternate AC  to assume their duties when on vacation, absent, or not available
  • Attends all training workshops /activities specifically organized for ACs.
  • Education of new employees in their area on basic evacuation procedures.
  • Being familiar with all exits in their area and which may or may not be accessible to the disabled.
  • Ensuring that building evacuation routes and charts are posted near exits.
  • Plan for evacuation of persons with physical disabilities.

 Area Coordinators have the following duties during an emergency:

  • Evacuate, Shelter-In-Place or Lock down their area as appropriate.
  • Coordinate the use of any emergency supplies in the area.
  • Communicate information within the area as appropriate.
  • At the Emergency Assembly Area provide information to evacuees.
  • Prevent reentry into a building until the all-clear has been given by a college official.

Area Coordinators have the following duties after an emergency:

  • After an incident complete an after-action report and attend a post-incident debriefing/critique.
  • If directed by a District representative keep the building closed.

 

Coordinators Needed

 

The District has been divided into 18 areas that will have a number of coordinators based upon what the building is used for and its daily population.

 

Area

 

Need

1

100 – Performing Arts Center

Recruiting

2

400 – North Gym, 600 – Gym & Pool

Recruiting

3

800 – Catacula Hall

Filled

4

900 – Cafeteria, 900 – Bookstore, 1100 – Financial Aid & AS

Recruiting

5

1000 – Suscol Hall (1st Floor), 1000 – Suscol Hall (2nd Floor)

Recruiting

6

1400 – Mallacomes Hall, 1200 – Little Theater

Recruiting

7

1300 – Student Services

Recruiting

8

1500 – Administration

Recruiting

9

1600 & 1800 – Physical Sciences

Recruiting

10

1700 – LLRC

Filled

11

2000 – Life Sciences, 2200 Area

Recruiting

12

3000 – Child Development Center (A-D)

Recruiting

13

3100 – Industrial Technology

Recruiting

14

3200 – Viticulture (A-D)

Recruiting

15

3300 – Student Service Center South (A-B)

Recruiting

16

3500 – Ceramics & 3700 Art Center

Recruiting

17

3900 – Digital Design & 3950 – Mac Lab, 4100 – Planning

Recruiting

18

Upper Valley Campus

Recruiting

 

Training

Area Coordinator’s will receive eight hours of initial training.  After the initial training Area Coordinator’s will receive two hours of update training every year. All the training will be done on release time.

Selection & Commitment

To participate in the Area Coordinator program you need to meet the following requirements and be approved by The Emergency Response Committee and approval from your direct supervisor:

  • Interest in Helping
  • Ability to Effectively Communicate
  • Ability to Remain Calm in An Emergency
  • Work in Designated Area
  • Attend and Complete Initial Training
  • Attend Update Training
  • Coordinate Assigned Area
  • Respond As Needed

 

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