July 17, 2019 – Santa Fe College’s Police Department and Safety and Risk Management coordinated efforts during the spring and summer to train staff at the Northwest Campus and all SF centers to create the Building Safety Ambassador program. Although starting as a pilot program, vice presidents Chuck Clemons and Ginger Gibson gave final approval in early July to officially recognize the program as an important part of safety at the college.
Nine SF employees have completed the 13-hour program, with another five employees completing the training in the coming weeks. The purpose of the program was to train people across the college community to enhance safety. Employees were trained in CPR, Basic Life Support, Stop the Bleed kits, fire extinguisher training and other areas of safety and security to benefit the college community.
Completing the program thus far are Jay Anderson, Shellie Banfield, Blanca Betances, Kathyleen Hardage, Kellie Hidalgo, Keri Judge, Richard Jenkins, Krystal Nelson and Owen Reynolds.
All employees, Building Safety Ambassadors or not, are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the college’s emergency procedures, make sure their emergency contact information is correct on eStaff and download the Safe Santa Fe app.