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Emergency Procedures

Emergencies and disasters are unpredictable and often strike without warning. It is essential that all Notre Dame College faculty, staff, students, and visitors respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations in order to reduce the risk of injury and property damage. The Notre Dame College Campus Emergency Procedures Manual provides essential information to guide you in reacting to various emergencies. The manual serves as a quick reference guides to inform you what steps to take to protect yourself, and what actions will be implemented by emergency responders, should an emergency situation arise.  This information is also readily available through the Alertus+ app which can be downloaded to your smart phone.

Few emergencies pose a significant continuing threat to the safety of faculty, staff, and students. In these situations, the Alertus system will be activated to inform all members of the College Community of the event. The messages will provide a brief description of the emergency and what steps everyone should take. These alerts will be sent through cell phones, landline phones, and e-mail.

Campus Emergency Procedures Manual (pdf)

Active shooter response protocol – run, hide, fight

Crime Prevention and Reporting

Elevator Emergency

Emergency Information

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Evacuation Procedure

Explosion Procedure

Fire Prevention

Fire Procedure

Flood Procedure

General Emergency Procedures

Hazardous Materials

Lockdown Procedure

Medical Emergency

Power Outage

Shelter In Place

Special Needs

Tornado Procedure



Notre Dame College Police Department
(Emergency) 216-373-5212
(Non-Emergency)  216-373-5222

South Euclid Police/Fire/EMS

Police/Fire/EMS Emergency
(Campus Phone) 9-9-1-1
(Non-Campus Phone/Cell Phone) 9-1-1


Emergencies can also be reported through the Alertus app.

The 9-1-1 emergency system can be accessed from office and dormitory phones by dialing 9 prior to 9-1-1. If you do call 9-1-1 for an emergency, please also call Notre Dame College Police at extension 5212 immediately afterward. This will allow officers to meet, coordinate with, and direct emergency officials for the incident.

When dialing 9-1-1 from a cell phone, you will be talking to the Cellular Emergency Communications System (CECOMS). This is an agency in Cleveland which answers all cell phone emergency calls. Tell the CECOMS operator that you want the South Euclid Police and Fire Department. Make sure they understand the city and department. In the event you are connected to a different city department (Independence, Parma, Chardon, etc.) tell the dispatcher your name, location (include the city) and nature of the emergency. Help will still be on the way.