Emergency Closure

It may be necessary to close the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus for emergency reasons.

The President or designee will notify the media when the campus is to be closed.

Day closures will be announced on the local radio and local newspapers.

Medical Emergencies

What to do for an Injury or Serious Medical Condition Call 911 Remain on the line and be prepared to: Describe situation Indicate whether the individual is conscious/breathing Describe medical injuries or condition Follow any instructions received from emergency medical services personnel or designees , Remain calm Make every effort to comfort the injured or ill person until trained personnel arrive Reassure individual(s) that all possible actions are being taken to care for the injured or ill person and to protect others Look for a medical alert bracelet/necklace for information concerning the individual’s medical health NEVER presume someone is dead until certified by the appropriate medical personnel. Provide all possible medical support until that time Refrain from discussing the incident until you have been interviewed by law enforcement authorities

Power Failures

If a power failure occurs in your area and there are no other emergencies such as fire, explosion, etc., remain in your office/ classroom and wait for information and instructions. Turn off all electrical equipment (computer, lights, fan, coffee pot, copy machine, etc.) if possible. There are emergency lights throughout the buildings. They will provide light for approximately a half hour. If another emergency, such as fire, is also evident, activate the fire alarm system by pulling down on the handle of the nearest red fire pull box and evacuate the building.

Severe Weather Events

Severe snow storms are typical for this area. If snow removal equipment and personnel cannot keep roads and sidewalks clear enough to ensure the safety of students, staff and faculty, CNCC may have to interrupt its normal operations. Wind Storms are normal year round in Northwest Colorado. Use caution when opening doors, windows, and trunks. Keep emergency supply kits in your vehicles. Never leave small children or pets in your vehicle unattended.

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.