Faculty/Staff/Students Emergencies

Food Services
  • Electrical Power Outage
    • Short Term Disruption of Electricity:
      • A short term disruption of electricity may be a planned outage or an outage that lasts several hours
      • The power outage may be restricted to certain buildings or campus wide. 
      • In the event of a power outage, call the Security Phone by cell phone to ensure that Maintenance is aware of the situation.  If an outage is planned, notifications will be given prior to the outage.  Land line phones will not be working
      • Any changes to the operation are at the NCTA Floor Supervisor and/or Shift Supervisors discursion
      • Things of consideration may be: 
        • Change / Adjustment to the menus
        • Modifying the way food is prepared
        • Alternative measures for hot and cold storage
        • Money exchange, cash registers will not be usable
        • Discourage running water, running the dishwasher, flushing toilets until electrical power has been restored
      • During an electrical power outage a good practice is to open/close refrigerators and freezer doors as little as possible.  Keeping refrigerators and freezers closed will help maintain the contents at the optimal temperature
      • Lighting – some areas of the food service department get very dark.  Have knowledge of where the emergency flash lights are located
      • Ensure that all work areas, walk ways and door exits are not obstructed by objects of any kind that would impede passage
      • Maintain safety of all students, customers, staff, faculty when in a dark area
    • Long Term Disruption of Electricity:
      • A long term disruption of electricity would be a power loss of a larger scale
      • The power outage may be restricted to certain buildings or campus wide.  If one Food Service location has a power outage, use signage, Facebook, communication to inform students, staff, and faculty that the other location is unaffected by the power outage and will be open for service
      • In the event of a power outage, call the Security Phone by cell phone to ensure that Maintenance is aware of the situation.  Land line phones will not be working
      • Any changes to the operation are at the NCTA Floor Supervisor, Shift Supervisors and/or NCTA Food Service Managers discursion
      • Things of consideration may be: 
        • Change / Adjustment to the menus
        • Modifying the way food is prepared
        • Alternative measures for hot and cold storage
        • Money exchange, cash registers will not be usable
        • Discourage running water, running the dishwasher, flushing toilets until electrical power has been restored
      • During an electrical power outage a good practice is to open/close refrigerators and freezer doors as little as possible.  Keeping refrigerators and freezers closed will help maintain the contents at the optimal temperature
      • Lighting – some areas of the food service department get very dark.  Have knowledge of where the emergency flash lights are located
      • Ensure that all work areas, walk ways and door exits are not obstructed by objects of any kind that would impede passage
      • Maintain safety of all students, customers, staff, faculty when in a dark area
      • Gas Powered Generators
    • When Electrical Power has been restored:
      • Ensure that all electrical equipment restore to working condition. 
      • Continue to open/close the refrigerators and freezers as little as possible for the equipment to catch up
      • Call the Security Phone to let them know the electricity has come on
      • After several hours, do a temperature check of all refrigerators and freezers to ensure proper temperatures are being maintained
    • Winter Storm / Campus Closing / Inclement Weather
      • Staffing:
        • The goal is to maintain full staffing as scheduled.  A “skeleton crew” may need to be implemented if staff has difficulties getting to campus.  Definition of “skeleton crew” – each shift will be covered by a Shift Supervisor and what other staff / student workers that is available. 
        • If road conditions deteriorate, the following staff will be utilized during the closing
        • All FS Staff living in the town of Curtis
        • All FS Student Workers living in the dorms and in Curtis
        • If needed the NCTA Floor Supervisor and/or NCTA Food Service Manager may be available by phone
      • As road conditions improve, FS Staff living outside of Curtis will report to relieve staff as needed
    • Food:
      • Food in the Cafeteria will be prepared per the written menu when possible.  Noting that counts may vary due to the inclement weather.
      • Food in the Deli will be prepared per request.  Preparing food for the hot box and crock pots will be at the Shift Supervisors discretion.   Noting that counts may vary due to the inclement weather. 
      • If due to the inclement weather the electrical power has been lost, refer to the NCTA Food Service Department Electrical Power Outage Emergency Policy / Procedure for information
      • If the inclement weather is expected to last for significant time and/or food deliveries are delayed refer to the NCTA Food Service Department Food Emergency Policy / Procedure for information
  • Animal Evacuation
    • NCTA Animal Evacuation Plan (Veterinary Teaching Clinic and Farm):
      • Instructors should take the lead in the evacuation of animals from a building/campus.
      • The first priority is the safety of students, faculty, and staff.  Nothing should be done that could put anyone in the way of being harmed.
      • Tornado - if the siren is sounded or NCTA personnel indicate a tornado threat
        • go immediately to a designated shelter area 
        • if an animal can be easily taken with you when you leave, do so 
      • Fire
        • leave the building immediately using the nearest door 
        • take animals with you when you leave if possible
        • do not enter buildings that are already burning
        • contact emergency personnel immediately
        • post a lookout for possible dangers
        • if advanced notice is given, have your trailer hitched and pointed towards the road
        • leave barn and building doors unlocked
        • put halters and collars on animals if time allows
        • do not tie animals
        • if you believe that the barn or animal facility will burn before emergency personnel will arrive, release the animals to a safer location
        • do not attempt to control the animals that are with you - let them go free, they will have a better chance of escaping the fire
      • Evacuation
        • Red Cross Shelters do not accept pets.
        • Depending on the areas affected, as many animals as possible will be taken with students, faculty and staff to other locations.  Such locations include but are not limited to personal homes, area veterinary clinics and boarding facilities. 
        • For animals that cannot be evacuated
          • post a highly visible sign in a window to let rescue workers know how many and what type of pets were left behind  
          • leave plenty of water in a large open container which cannot be tipped over 
          • leave food in manner practical for species involved
          • emergency water supply is kept in the Walter Long Teaching Clinic 
          • may be best to not tie or cage the animal, as the chances for survival are greater if they can escape easily
          • do what is practical for the animal and keep yourself safe
      • Earthquake
        • remember to stop, drop and hold during quake
        • after tremors have stopped take a good look around.
        • do not enter buildings/areas that may have become unstable 
        • like you, your animals will be frightened and need reassurance
        • be prepared for aftershocks
      • Flood
        • move all animals, feed and water to higher ground
        • avoid leaving animals in standing water or in areas that can be easily cut off by the flood
      • Lost Animals
        • call or visit local veterinary clinics, shelters and sheriff department.   
        • post and distribute lost animal posters when deemed safe
      • Disaster Kits
        • A prepared disaster kit, kept in a safe and easily accessible place, will enable you to provide immediate care to your animal in an emergency. A calm, well-trained animal that is either on a leash or in a carrier will be more welcomed wherever you go.
        • Small Animal Disaster Kits consist of:
          • sturdy crate and/or carrier          
          • leashes
          • food/water, 7 day supply for each pet
          • non-spill bowls
          • litter and litter box                                                                         
          • any special medications
          • manual can opener and plastic lids                                          
          • copy vaccination history
          • pet first aid kit                                                                  
          • phone number of your vet
          • emergency phone numbers      
          • newspapers, towels and paper towels
          • long-term confinement equipment such as chains, cable runs and/or tie out stakes and portable caging
          • large plastic bags for cat litter disposal and dog clean up
        • Large Animal Disaster Kit consist of:
          • ladder(s) long enough to reach the roof
          • cotton ropes
          • shovels
          • rakes
          • water buckets
          • flashlights or lanterns
          • blankets
          • minimum of 100 feet of hose
          • adequate portable first aid kit
          • battery powered radio
          • restraining equipment such as
            • cotton halters
            • cotton lead ropes
            • collars
            • whips
            • hog snares
            • blindfolds
            • fence panels
            • wire kits