Emergency Procedures

Disasters and major emergencies often occur without warning and create serious risk for the Napa Valley College community.  The purpose of these web pages is to provide information on how the College plans to respond to a disaster or emergency, as well as information on how you should respond to emergencies you may encounter.

Although a number of specific emergency procedures are covered here, it would be impossible to list everything that could possibly go wrong.

When confronted with an emergency, remember these general guidelines:

  • Remain as calm as possible.

  • If you are instructed to evacuate a building:
    • Cooperate with emergency personnel.
    • Move at least 100 feet away from the building or as far away as possible.
    • Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
    • DO NOT re-enter evacuated buildings until designated officials say it is safe to do so.

  • If requested, assist emergency personnel.

  • An emergency command post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the command post unless you have information to report.

  • The college may not have immediate assistance for up to 72 hours.

  • You should keep emergency supplies in your car and office. Click here to obtain more Information on how to make an emergency supply kit.


Please click on Any of the following topics to obtain more information about Emergency Procedures at Napa Valley College:
  • Emergency Assembly Areas

  • Emergency Plan & Supply Kits

  • Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

  • Incident Command Post (ICP)

  • Media Guidelines for Emergency Situations

  • Emergency Information

  • Emergency Phone Tree

  • Preparedness Tips

  • Area Coordinators

  • Disaster Service Worker

  • Reporting Emergencies

  • Emergency Phones

  • Violent Crime In Progress

  • Someone Actively Shooting

  • Suspicious Person

  • Psychological Crisis / Disruptive Behavior

  • Civil Disturbance or Demonstration

  • Fire

  • Earthquake

  • Bomb Threat & Checklist

  • Suspicious Object

  • Explosion or Similar Incident

  • Workplace Violence

  • Conduct for Employees Taken Hostage

  • Utility Problem / Failure

  • Blackout / Power Failure

  • Medical Emergencies & First Aid

  • Shelter-In-Place, Lockdown, & Evacuation Procedures

  • Building Status

  • Evacuation of Persons With Disabilities

  • Evacuation Chair (Evacu-Trac)


    Click here to download a pdf version of the Emergency Procedures Guide

    Click here to access NVC Communicate