Stead Facility

To report a crime or any emergency involving life, property or health.....CALL 911

    1. Give the dispatcher your name and say you are calling from the DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE from the appropriate location listed below:
Stead Facility
5276 Texas Avenue, Stead, Nevada
  1. The dispatcher will ask you questions about the nature of the emergency as well as your location in the building in order to direct emergency responders to the scene. Answer the dispatcher's questions with as much detail as possible.
  2. Do not hang up! Let the dispatcher end the conversation.
  3. If possible, send someone outside to greet the emergency responders and to assist in directing them through the building.
  4. If 911 is called during work hours, call 4411 immediately after completing call with 911 dispatcher.

Helpful (Non-Emergency) Numbers:

Reno Police Department 775.334.2677
Washoe County Sheriff 775.785.4629
Nevada Highway Patrol 775.688.2500
Reno Fire Department Dispatch
St Mary's Hospital
Northern Nevada Medical Center 775.331.7000
Specialty Health Clinic, Reno 775.398.3630
DRI Emergency Voice Mail

In case of a chemical spill or radioactive material discharge, after-hours building emergencies, or if you need to speak with a Public Affairs staff member, click here to access contact info for specific DRI/UNR personnel.  (Available to logged-in DRI employees only.)