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Building Emergency Action Plan

It is the goal of Saint Louis University that each building will have a Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP) which will provide basic direction to all building occupants regarding the needed actions to take during an emergency or crisis. 

The BEAP includes but is not limited to:

  • Identification of building safety team members and emergency floor coordinators
  • Evacuation and shelter-in place procedures
  • Detailed BEAP checklist
  • Drills and exercise options

Building Safety Team

SLU has developed a network of volunteer personnel within each building called the Building Safety Team (BST). Each team consists of a building emergency coordinator (BEC) who is responsible for customizing the BEAP plan to meet the needs of the respective building as well as train all building occupants on the plan. In addition, the BEC will be expected to interface with emergency first responders and coordinate and identify the building safety team members. Together, they will assist in quickly evacuating the building or directing people to shelter-in-place depending on the type of emergency. 

Participants will never be expected to place themselves in any danger; rather they will be an essential link in the safety chain. The BEAP program relies on its members being familiar with their immediate area, being familiar with evacuation procedures, and maintaining a calm demeanor in an emergency.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with the BEAP planning for your building or have an interest in being the BEC for your building, please contact the emergency preparedness coordinator at or 314-977-7129.

Campus Emergency Procedures

BEAP Template and Floor Plans

Building emergency coordinators should contact the emergency preparedness coordinator at or 314-977-7129 to get the necessary resources and walk through the planning process. 

On-Campus Resources 

Off-Campus Resources