Emergency Action Plan

If any member of the campus community or visitor becomes aware of an emergency situation during the Commencement ceremony, they are encouraged to contact any College staff member to initiate the College emergency and crisis response plan.

The North Central Missouri College Emergency Action Plan is available on the NCMC website. Visitors are encouraged to make themselves aware of the physical facilities, exits, and posted evacuation plans prior to the ceremony.


If you discover a fire:

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station, as long as it is safe for you to do so
  • Exit the building through the nearest available exit
  • If you know the location of the fire, inform an NCMC employee and/or the Fire Department when they arrive


  • Seek shelter at the lower level of Ketcham
  • Stay in protected area until all clear is given
  • If necessary and time allows, NCMC staff will instruct you to evacuate to other locations


  • Emergency personnel will be present at Commencement. Request their assistance or contact an NCMC employee to obtain assistance
  • Call 911 if necessary


  • Stay in protected area until all clear is given
  • Silence cell phones
  • Stay away from the windows
  • Remain calm


  • Evacuate the building using the nearest exit or shelter-in-place, per directions provided. Move away from the vicinity of the threat
  • If evacuation is necessary, leave all items behind. Your hands should remain empty and in plain view when evacuating the building
  • As a last resort, working together or alone, act with aggression, use improvised weapons and fight against the threat
  • Obey all commands from law enforcement

The North Central Missouri College Community would like to congratulate all graduates in completing their certificates and degrees. We want to join you in this celebration and make it a happy, memorable, and safe experience.

If you would like to learn more about emergency protocol and responding to a crisis situation, the following videos are available on the NCMC website: