Emergency Information

This website is your resource for information regarding emergency information, guidelines, and procedures for the Missouri Valley College (MVC) community. These resources apply to all MVC faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors, in all buildings and grounds owned and operated by MVC.


Important Phone Numbers

Department of Public Safety (660) 815.0111
Student Affairs On-Call (660) 815.2748
Counseling Center (660) 815.4139
Emergency Services (Police, Fire, EMS) 911
Marshall Police Dept. (Non-Emergency) (660) 886.7412
Marshall Fire Dept. (Non-Emergency) (660) 886.3312
Saline County EMS (Non-Emergency) (660) 886-3317


Emergency Procedures

Severe Weather

A Tornado Warning or Severe Weather Warning means that there has been hazardous weather spotted in the immediate area. College staff and students are expected to take the following action.

Move to the lowest level and most interior space of the building which you are currently located.
Stay away from windows or areas with large amounts of glass.
Protect your head and face. If possible, get under a sturdy table or other structure.
Do not leave until you are instructed to do so/receive all-clear notification.


Lockdown Procedures

A lockdown means that the College community could be at risk from an incident occurring on-campus or danger coming from off-campus.

Notify the Department of Public Safety and then Emergency Services / Police Department (911)
Immediately go to a secure area.
Once in a secure area, make sure you cannot be seen or heard.
Remain in the secure location until otherwise directed.


Armed Intruder

An Armed Intruder is either an individual from Missouri Valley College (student or staff) or someone trespassing who displays a weapon. Any item with the potential to cause injury or bodily harm against another person can be considered a weapon.

Notify the Department of Public Safety and then Emergency Services/Police Department (911).
Provide any information available (exact location, direction of travel, physical description, name if known).
If warranted, a lockdown of the entire campus will occur. Follow appropriate lockdown procedures.
If lockdown occurs, remain in a secure location until otherwise directed.


Fire or Gas Leak

Notify Emergency Services / Fire Department by calling 911 from any phone and then the Department of Public Safety.

Do not switch on any lights or other electrical equipment.
Evacuate the building immediately, in a calm and orderly fashion.
Help individuals with disabilities evacuate.
Use only stairs; do not use elevators.
Stay away from any fire or smoke.
Alert others to evacuate as you exit the building.
Move away from the building once outside.


Infectious Diseasae Outbreak

Contact the Department of Public Safety or the Office of Student Affairs if you believe someone may be ill.

In collaboration with Saline County Public Health, the Office of Student Affairs / Student Health Services will provide detailed instructions related to any outbreak and appropriate response.
If the situation requires emergency medical attention, contact Emergency Services (911) or the Department of Public Safety.


Suspicious Mail/Package

Be suspicious of any packages with the following: marked "personal" or "private"; lopsided; postmarked different from return address; missing return address; oil stains or odors; marked "fragile" or "rush"; marked with no name or title; protruding wires or foil; unusually heavy; excessive tape or string.

Notify the Department of Public Safety.
Handle with care. Do not shake or bump.
Do not open.
Isolate the package immediately by placing in a plastic bag.
Wash your hands with soap and water.


Hazardous Materials Spill/Emergency


Do not leave the area. Limit movement until those exposed can be determined and those unexposed can be evacuated.
Notify Emergency Services / Fire Department by calling 911 from any phone and then the Department of Public Safety.
Prevent access to any spill area until emergency personnel respond.
Remove any contaminated clothing and thoroughly wash exposed wounds with running water.


Crisis Response Plan