Building Emergency Safety Team (BEST) Program

BEST Program Overview

The Building Emergency Safety Team (BEST) program at the University of Texas at Arlington was established to coordinate emergency preparedness and planning efforts in all UTA buildings and to assist the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) by developing a common plan of action for emergencies that threaten life safety.

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BEST Coordinator Definition

A BEST Coordinator is a unit/department/building point of contact for emergency preparedness and safety information. 

Ideal Candidate Criteria for BEST Coordinator

  • Preferred if the individual is viewed as a leader and/or senior officer. 
  • Work on campus in the building where their department and/or unit is located during normal operating hours (at least 8:00am to 5:00pm). 
  • Has a general understanding of the building layout and building activities. 
  • Are comfortable providing emergency preparedness information to their department. 
  • If needed, can provide support to colleagues requiring assistance during an emergency. 
  • Possess the desire to serve and be dedicated to assisting the campus community. 

BEST Program Orientation

To register for a BEST Program Orientation, please reach out to Aurora Some at or 817-272-4338. 


If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Emergency Management.                                                                               

Office of Emergency Management 


Phone Number: 817-272-0119

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