Hazardous Materials


A hazardous materials incident may be a spill or release of chemicals, radioactive materials, or biological materials inside a building or to the environment. Simple spills may be managed by trained persons or persons who are familiar with their department’s spill protocols. Major spills or emergencies require assistance from a 24-hour emergency agency such as the fire department or a county hazardous material (HAZMAT) team.


ONLY trained and authorized personnel are permitted to respond to hazardous material incidents.

Immediate actions

Simple spill
  • Does not spread rapidly; does not endanger people or the environment outside of the spill area.
  • May be managed by a trained individual or individual familiar with his/her department’s spill protocol.
Major spill or emergency
  • Spreads rapidly; presents an inhalation hazard; and endangers people or environment.
  • Immediately evacuate the area closing doors behind you.
  • Dial 911.
  • Call one or both of the coordinators for the applicable campus.

Missouri Campus 
  • Emergency Coordinator
    •  Bob Ehrlich - 660.626.2302(office), 660.349.0296(cell)
  • Hazardous Materials Coordinator 
    • Vineet Singh, 660.626.2455(office), 660.349.9576(cell)
  • Radiation Safety Office
    • Vineet Singh, 660.626.2455 (office), 660.349.9576 (cell)
Arizona Campus
  • Emergency Coordinator
    • Brent Perrin, 480.219.6005 (office), 989.721.9006 (cell)
  • Hazardous Materials Coordinator
    • Juan Romero, 480.265.8063 (office), 928.301.8467 (cell)
  • Radiation Safety Officer
    • N/A - no radioactive materials on campus

Kirksville and Mesa Emergency Numbers


Security Emergency and non-emergency 
(On Campus) ext. 33
(Off Campus) 1-660-349-9513

Kirksville Police: 
(On Campus) Dial 9-911 
(Off Campus) Dial 911


Security Office: *7 from any campus phone
Switchboard : 0 
Security Phone: 480-341-9075

Security *Emergencies Only*
(On Campus) *7 from any campus phone

Mesa Police: 
(On Campus) Dial 911 
(Off Campus) Dial 911