Emergency Procedures

Critical Emergency

From On-Campus Phone


From Off-Campus Phone


CCC Administration

Available 8a-5p

From On-Campus Phone

Ext. 2160

From Off-Campus Phone


Pierre Police

From On-Campus Phone

Ext. 7140

From Off-Campus Phone


Duty to Report

Any person having knowledge of a crime, or alleged crime, is required by SDCL 22-11-12 to disclose the names of those involved. This report must be made to the Pierre Police Department at 605.773.7140. Information should also be given to the CCC Administration at 605.773-2160.


CCC Emergency Procedures Handout

Click here here to download our complete guide to handling an emergency on our campus.

Medical Emergency

Call 911 and provide as much information as requested. Then call CCC Administration.


  • Do not move individual; keep victim still.
  • Protect victim from any disturbances.
  • Wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
  • Do not leave victim alone, if possible.


Call 911.


  • Activate nearest fire alarm and evacuate.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not attempt to retrieve valuables.
  • Do not re-enter building until authorized by emergency personnel.

Threatening/Disruptive Behavior

Call CCC Administration. If immediate danger, call 911. Then call CCC Administration.


  • Secure area by locking or barricading door, using any means available.
  • Stay behind solid objects away from door.
  • Follow all directions of authorities.

Rape/Sexual Assault

If you are the victim of sexual assault, report incident immediately; call 911. Then call CCC Administration. Report Online Here.


  • Do not shower.
  • Provide as much information as requested.
  • Report assault to CCC Administration.

Hazardous Material Spill

Call CCC Administration.


  • Be alert for further instructions.
  • If hazardous material spill is in the Pierre area, evacuation of the campus may be necessary.

Suspicious Object


  • Do not touch or disturb object.
  • Call 911 and provide as much information as possible. Then call CCC Administration.
  • Be prepared to evacuate.

Active Shooter

Call 911. Tell operator, “This is an emergency.” Then call CCC Administration.


  • Be assertive; escape if possible.
  • Follow directions of authorities.
  • DO NOT hang up until told, unless immediate safety is threatened.
  • Notify CCC Administration.
  • CCC will declare a partial or entire “lockdown.”
  • During lockdown, remain in location until told.
  • Barricade or lock doors if possible.
  • Instruct others to get on the floor, away from windows and doors.
  • Turn lights off; remain quiet.

Evacuation Information


  • Follow directions of authorities.
  • Secure hazardous materials or equipment.
  • Take personal belongings (keys, purses, wallets, cell phones, etc.).
  • Use nearest exit; if blocked, use alternate exit.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Assist persons with disabilities or special needs.
  • Account for individuals.

Suspicious Person


  • Do not let anyone into a locked building/office or allow anyone to “tailgate” into the building behind you.
  • Do not confront the person or block the person’s exit.
  • Call 911 and provide as much information as possible. Then call CCC Administration.

Utility Problem


  • In case of water, power, heating, or cooling outages, call CCC Administration.
  • Remain alert for further instructions.

Tornado/Weather Response

Tornado Watch means conditions are right for tornado; remain alert to weather conditions. Tornado Warning means a tornado has been sighted within a 25-mile radius; warnings are typically available 3 to 15 minutes in advance of a tornado. In the Pierre area, Civil Defense Sirens will sound whenever there is a tornado warning.


  • Go to internal, lowest area of safety: hallways away from windows or glass.
  • Do not use elevators during tornado warning. Persons with mobility concerns should go to a safe place during a tornado watch; do not wait for warning.
  • Close doors, including main corridors.
  • Crouch near floor or under heavy, well-supported objects; cover your head.
  • If outside, lie down in a low area such as a ditch; cover your head.
  • Be alert for fire; use fire plan as needed.