Welcome from the Fire Marshal
Hello Emergency Coordinators –
My name is David Guynn, and I’m the new Fire Marshal at UNC-Chapel Hill.
While I’ve spent the majority of my career in the fire service, I originally came to Carolina as a graduate student. Because I’ve been a member of this community for several years, I’ve always had a great appreciation for the way that UNC’s employees support the mission of the University. Since I joined UNC as the Fire Marshal, however, I have been even more impressed with the dedication that our Emergency Coordinators exhibit for the safety of everyone at Carolina. Thank you for your hard work!
One of my primary goals as Fire Marshal is to continue to support your work as an Emergency Coordinator by improving training and emergency planning at the departmental level and by getting Emergency Coordinators more involved in our emergency preparedness efforts within Environment, Health and Safety. Our group will depend on you for your knowledge of your individual departments as we strive to make Carolina a safe and healthy place to teach, learn and serve.
The main theme of this newsletter, and our goal with the Emergency Coordinator program over the next year, is Emergency Action Planning. It is our responsibility (and a legal requirement) that we provide employees and building occupants with detailed plans for what to do during an emergency. The Emergency Action Planning worksheet discussed in this newsletter is a first step in developing a functional emergency plan for each department on campus. Our group looks forward to working with you in this process.
I hope to meet you all over the next several months. If I can be of any assistance to you in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 919-962-5708.