Emergency Procedures

Disclaimer

These procedures are published to provide direction during emergencies and are intended only as a GUIDE. Each emergency is different and it’s not possible for one reference document to cover every circumstance. We expect all employees to do their utmost to provide for the safety of students and colleagues and use good judgment and common sense in handling emergency situations.

Purpose

The purpose of these procedures is to assist the DCB community during an emergency. If you experience an emergency, and as a result, have suggestions for making these procedures more useful, making these procedures more useful, please call the Safety & Security Office at 701-228-5621 (office), 701-480-9262 (cell) or the Dean’s Office, 701-228-5480. The safety and security of the DCB campus is everybodys’ business. Review this document periodically for the benefit of you and your colleagues.

Emergency Numbers

When using the on-campus phone system, any emergency requiring immediate POLICE, AMBULANCE, or FIRE department service: DIAL 9-911 with an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone.

  • Campus Security 701-480-9262 or 701-228-5621
  • Campus Health Services 701-228-5460
  • Campus Mental Health Counselor 701-228-5673
  • Sexual Assault/Title IX Coordinator 701-228-5680
  • St. Andrew's Health Center 701-228-9300
  • St. Andrew's Clinic 701-228-9400
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255 or 9-211
  • ND Poison Control Center 800-222-1222
  • ND Road Report 9-511

LOCATION OF FIRST AID KITS

Type Location
Large Portable Kit Thatcher Hall - Lower cabinet of trophy case by AED
Small Storage Kit Campus Safety & Security Office
Large Wall Mounted Units R.A. Offices in residence hall and in the maintenance shop
Medium Wall Mounted Units Boiler Room & Green House
Small Wall Mounted Units Molberg Center, Arntzen IVN Building, Nelson Science Center, Library, Rooms 121, 103, & 128A
Band Aid Kits

Library, Student Services, & Business Office

 

LOCATION OF AED UNITS

Building Location
Nelson Science Center by Atrium
Gross Hall / Student Center between buildings in breezway
Milligan Hall front entrance
Mead Hall first floor lobby
Molberg Center front entrance
Thatcher Hall by trophy case
Athletic Trainer Office first floor Thatcher

The AED is ready for use at all times; this is indicated with a green checkmark on the AED unit.

  • If Dialing an on-campus number from a campus phone, dial the last 3 digits of
    the extension. For example, 459 for the Student Center.
  • If using a campus phone, dial “9” before the phone number to get off-campus. For example 9-701-321-4321.
  • For emergencies, 911 can be dialed from any campus phone with or without the preceding “9”. For example, 9-911 or 911
  • If dialing an on campus number from an off campus phone, the 228 prefix must be used along with the four digits following the prefix that identify the office or individual. For example, 701-228-5459 for the Student Center.
  • To be consistent and to avoid the need to list when area codes need to be used and when they do not, they have been listed for all seven digit numbers.

When emergency situations arise, immediately call 9-911 with an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone and then contact one of the following people in the order listed.

1. Safety and Security Officer701-228-5621 or701-480-9262

2. Business Office701-228-5430

3. A Member of the Emergency Management Team, as follows:

• Campus Dean701-228-5403or 701-871-8468

• Associate Dean For Academic & Student Affairs701-228-5457or 701-263-4188 or 701-480-9119

• Business Manager701-228-5432 or701-720-6148

• Physical Plant Supervisor701-228-5461or 701-228-4398

• Campus Nurse701-228-5460 or701-721-7027

• Mental Health Counselor701-228-5673or 701-201-0076

All inquiries by news media relating to campus emergencies should be directed to the Campus Dean.

If you are contacted directly by a media representative regarding an emergency, refer him or her
immediately to the Campus Dean or take a name and number and pass the message along to the Campus Dean. The Campus Dean and/or an appropriate representative will respond. DCB employees are asked not to make statements to the media unless requested to do so by the Campus Dean or his or her designated representative.

Dakota College is located just one-half mile from the Bottineau Municipal Airport, thus the inclusion of
this section. If an aircraft falls near the college, follow these procedures:
1. Call 9-911 with an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone and notify emergency personnel of the situation.
2. Evacuate buildings, if necessary, by using the fire drill procedure.
3. Stay a safe distance and stay upwind in case of an explosion.

Chemical accidents of disaster magnitude could include such things as truck or railway accidents involving large quantities of toxic fumes and gases. There is also the possibility of exposure to toxic fumes and gases in DCB classrooms from spills and explosions.

  1. Call 9-911 with an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone and notify emergency personnel of the situation.
  2. During business hours notify the Business Office — 701-228-5430 of the situation or in the evening notify Safety & Security Officer — 701-228-5621 (office) 701-480-9262 (cell).
  3. If evacuation is necessary, use fire drill procedures. In some cases, staying in the building (shelter
    in place) may be more appropriate. In such situations, close all doors and windows and shut down ventilation systems.
  4. If leaving a building, stay up wind of fumes and avoid stepping in any spilled material.
  5. Individuals who come in bodily contact with a chemical should remove contaminated clothing
    and flush the body area with cold water for 15 minutes.
  6. Employees and students should not return to buildings until officials deem the area to be safe.

Fire Emergency Evacuation Procedure and Policy

  1. Anyone discovering a fire should activate the fire alarm and call 9-911 with an on-campus phone
    or 911 from your cell phone immediately.
  2. When the fire alarm sounds, evacuate the facility immediately.
  3. Instruct occupants in the building to leave books and other materials in the room and to close the door before leaving the room.
  4. Proceed to the designated EXIT as quickly as possible. Walk, do not run — if the designated exit is blocked, proceed to an alternate exit.
  5. Building occupants should be instructed to stay a minimum of 150 feet from the building and not hamper fire department operations.
  6. Do not attempt to re-enter the building until the fire department allows re-entry.
  7. The elevator in Thatcher Hall should not be used in the event of an evacuation.
  1. Call 9-911 with an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone to report an Active Shooter on the DCBcampus. Give as much detail as you have at that time; include details about location, number of shooters,physical description, number and type of weapons and the number of potential victims at the location.
  2. Notify in this order:
    a. Campus Dean at 701-228-5403 or 701-871-8468
    b. Business Manager 701-228-5432 or 701-720-6148
    c. Safety & Security Office 701-228-5621 or 701-480-9262
    Tell them there is a report of an active shooter on campus and ask them to trigger the necessary alerts..
  3. Quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Students and visitors are likely tofollow the lead of employees during an active shooter situation.
  4. EVACUATE — HIDE OUT — TAKE ACTION.
    Evacuate
    • Have an escape route
    • Leave your belongings behind
    • Keep your hands visible
    Hide Out
    • Hide in an area out of the active shooter’s view
    • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors
    Take Action
    • As a last resort and only when your life is in danger
    • Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter
    • Act with physical aggression and use anything available as a weapon.

When Law Enforcement Arrives:

  • Remain calm and follow officer’s instructions
  • Immediately raise hands and spread fingers
  • Keep hands visible at all times
  • Avoid making quick movements
  • Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling
  • Do not stop to ask officers for help or direction whenevacuating, proceed in the direction from which officersare entering the premises.
  1. DO NOT HANG UP. Alert someone of the situation and have that person call law enforcement at 9-911 with an on-campus call or 911 from your cell phone.Notify in this order:a. Campus Dean at 701-228-5403 or 701-871-8468
    b. Business Manager 701-228-5432 or 701-720-6148
    c. Safety & Security Office 701-228-5621 or 701-480-9262
  2. Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. Ask the caller to repeat the message. Do your best to record every word spoken by the person(s).
  3. If the caller does not indicate the location of the bomb or the time of a possible detonation, ask the caller for this information.
  4. Inform the caller that the building is occupied and the detonation of a bomb could result in death or serious injury to many innocent people.
  5. Pay particular attention to peculiar background noises such as motors running, background music,and any other noise which may give a clue as to from where the call is being made.
  6. Listen closely to the voice (male, female), voice quality (calm, excited), accents and speech impediments.
  7. Report this information immediately to the authorities. Since the police will want to talk with the person who received the call, make yourself available when police arrive.
  8. Fill out the bomb threat call checklist on the back page of this reference.
  9. Do not make any calls from the phone on which the bomb threat was received.

Instructions to Administrator in Charge

  1. Notify the Bottineau County Sheriff’s Office at 9-911 with an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone.
  2. Notify the Safety and Security Office of the situation at 701-228-5621 (office), or 701-480-9262 (cell) and Campus Dean at 701-228-5403.
  3. Follow the recommendations of the Bottineau County Sheriff’s Office.
  4. Fill out the Bomb Threat Call Checklist included on the back page of this reference.

EMERGENCY FIRST AID

  1. Dial 9-911 with an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone.
  2. Notify in this order:
    a. Campus Dean at 701-228-5403 or 701-871-8468
    b. Business Manager 701-228-5432 or 701-720-6148
    c. Safety & Security Office 701-228-5621 or 701-480-9262
  3. Provide First Aid/CPR as you are able or stay with the person until assistance arrives.

NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

  1. Make the individual as comfortable as possible.
  2. Provide First Aid/CPR as you are able.
  3. Notify in this order:
    a. Campus Dean at 701-228-5403 or 701-871-8468
    b. Business Manager 701-228-5432 or 701-720-6148
    c. Safety & Security Office 701-228-5621 or 701-480-9262

A tornado WATCH means that the weather conditions are right for the developmentof tornadoes. If a tornado WATCH is broadcast by your local radio or television station,stay tuned for further advisories and be prepared to take cover.

If a tornado WARNING is issued, it means a tornado has actually been sighted. WARNINGS are issued forindividual counties and include the tornado’s location, directions, and speed. If you are in or near its path,take cover immediately.

Both tornado WATCHES and WARNINGS are issued by the National Weather Service through local radio andtelevision stations. Bottineau also has special warning systems such as sirens. Be alert to weather advisoriesand be prepared to take immediate action.

  • Go at once to a windowless, interior room; storm cellar; basement; or lowest level of the building.
  • Get away from windows.
  • If there is no basement, go to an inner hallway or a smaller inner room without windows, such as abathroom or closet.
  • Go to the center of the room. Stay away from corners because they tend to attract debris.
  • Get under a piece of sturdy furniture such as a workbench or heavy table or desk and hold on to it.
  • Use arms to protect head and neck.

Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)

Team members provide additional eyes and ears to help identify individualswithin the campus community whose behavior indicates that they may harmthemselves or others in some way. Problem behaviors may be rooted inpsychological, academic, relationship, or social difficulties that exceed one’s ability to cope. Anxiety, fear,suicidal thoughts, and violent acting out are all problem behaviors that might be displayed. The BIT’sresponsibility is to personify DCB’s care and concern for students and for each other by being especially alert topersonal behaviors that might be harmful. Faculty, students, and staff are asked to report individuals who displaythese behaviors to the coordinator of the Title IX Taskforce at 228-5680.

Title IX Taskforce

Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual batteryand sexual coercion, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. It creates ahostile environment that has no place on the DCB campus. And It’s something DCB takesvery seriously as we work to keep students safe and to respond effectively and immediately when they are introuble. Reports of suspected sexual harassment or sexual violence should be reported to the coordinator ofthe Title IX Taskforce at 228-5680.


Suicide and Suicide Attempts

For active suicide attempts, call 9-911 from an on-campus phone or 911 from yourcell phone for immediate assistance.

If you suspect someone is suicidal, contact the campus Mental Health Counselorat 701-228-5673. An alternative response is to call 9-211 from an on-campusphone or 211 from your cell phone for assistance.

Suspicious Package

  1. Notify in this order:
    a. Campus Dean at 701-228-5403 or 701-871-8468
    b. Business Manager 701-228-5432 or 701-720-6148
    c. Safety & Security Office 701-228-5621 or 701-480-9262
  2. Do not open the package.
  3. Ask your co-workers if anyone can identify the package.
  4. Contact the police by calling 9-911 from an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone.
  5. Give the dispatcher a description and location of the package.
  6. Follow the instructions given by the police.
  7. Instruct Staff to evacuate if an evacuation order has been given.

Explosives

If explosives are found on campus:

  1. Call 9-911 from an on-campus phone or 911 from your cell phone.
  2. Notify in this order:
    a. Campus Dean at 701-228-5403 or 701-871-8468
    b. Business Manager 701-228-5432 or 701-720-6148
    c. Safety & Security Office 701-228-5621 or 701-480-9262
  3. Evacuate the building when the evacuation order has been given.

Violent Events

If you suspect a violent event such as a fight is about to happen:

  1. Notify in this order:
    a. Campus Dean at 701-228-5403 or 701-871-8468
    b. Business Manager 701-228-5432 or 701-720-6148
    c. Safety & Security Office 701-228-5621 or 701-480-9262
  2. If a fight is about to occur and the individuals involved have not been in physical contact, you may step in to resolve the situation if you feel you will not be harmed.
  3. If you feel at risk in a violent or volatile situation, wait for the safety and security officer and be prepared to report all the parties involved and all known facts about the circumstances.