Emergency Procedures


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.


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
  • 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.