Incident Reporting and Emergency Protocols

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Incident reporting is an important part of risk management here at the DOC and in Outdoor Programs.

If any incident occurs on an official program, or even on a semi-official program or at a facility, please report it immediately.


DOC/OPO Emergencies—Level 1

If death occurred or medical care will be required; If there was a structure/forest fire affecting the trip; If there is a missing person with potential for search or serious injury; If there has been a near-miss with high likelihood of accident in the near future involving injury to you or others; then:

1. Secure the scene and prevent further accident/injury.

2. Apply first aid if required; call 911 if life-threatening.

3. Notify Safety and Security at (603) 646-2234:

  • Have ready: victim's name/class, date, time, place, and nature of problem
  • Safety and Security will contact an OPO staff member
  • Stay by phone until contacted by an OPO or College representative
  • If the problem is solved, call back to cancel!

Download the Incident Report Form and submit it to OPO.

If it is a vehicle accident, download and fill out the vehicle accident report form


DOC/OPO Emergencies—Level 2

If not a Level 1 incident; and If there is property damage/loss in excess of $500, or If there is any damage to another vehicle; then:


Call Safety and Security at (603) 646-2234 within 24 hours.

Download the Incident Report Form and submit it to OPO.

If it is a vehicle accident, download and fill out the vehicle accident report form


DOC/OPO Emergencies—Level 3

If not a Level 1 or Level 2 incident; and If you need to treat an injury more than once; or If there is any damage to College equipment in excess of $50; or If anyone was unexpectedly separated from the group for excessive time; or If a near miss happened what would be worth noting for the record; then

Download the Incident Report Form and submit it to OPO.

If it is a vehicle accident, download and fill out the vehicle accident report form


Remember that Near Misses are just as important to report as incidents.