I am pleased to announce that registration for Building Assessment Team (BAT) training 2015 for individuals new to the BAT program is now open. Class will be held April 7th in Tresidder’s Oak Room from 1:00PM-4:15PM. Click here to go to STARS to REGISTER FOR 2015 NEW BAT TRAINING!
Our Building Assessment Team is a volunteer response organization that assists the University post-earthquake to assess the condition of University buildings. BAT members collect a variety of information about buildings and report their findings through their Department Operations Center. BAT members only conduct external assessments of building damage. At no time are they asked to enter buildings. The information collected by BATs allows the University Emergency Management Team to distribute limited resources more effectively. These BATs play a key role in collecting information needed by both DOCs and the University EOC. The more BATs you have in your area, the more quickly you will have actionable information about your buildings.
Individuals do not need to have any specific knowledge or training to qualify for this program. The training provides the tools and the instruction on how to conduct an effective assessment. Active faculty and staff can volunteer to be a BAT! Please note that BATs are asked to make sure they have effective personal emergency preparedness plans so that they can respond to the University as soon as possible after an earthquake to assist with building assessments.
If you are aware of any individuals who are interested in emergency preparedness and would be willing to volunteer for this program, please encourage them to attend our new BAT training session. This training is free of charge. See the BAT Pocket Guide to roles and responsiblities and emergency instructions.
New Building Assessment Team Training
Tresidder Union, Oak Lounge
Registration open 12:30-1pm, Class is from 1pm – 4:15pm
All registration is being conducted through STARS. Click here to REGISTER FOR 2015 NEW BAT TRAINING!
Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your support of the University Emergency Management program.
Keith A. Perry
Emergency Manager, Stanford University
Ph: 650-725-1409, cell: 650-444-4247