Emergency Information and Procedures - Reno Campus


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 street location and building number listed below:
    Stout (30) NNSC (50)Maxey (40) GBERL (20) CRVB (10) REDD (70)
    2215 Raggio Pkwy. 7010 Dandini Blvd.
  2. 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.
  3. Do not hang up! Let the dispatcher end the conversation.
  4. If possible, send someone outside to greet the emergency responders and to assist in directing them through the building.
  5. If 911 is called during work hours, call 775-742-6330 immediately after completing call with 911 dispatcher.

Helpful (Non-Emergency) Numbers:

TMCC Police Department 775.674.7900
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

Contact Facilities

Facilities (heat loss or power outage) 775.673.7326
Facilities Daytime Cell Phone: 775.848.7326
After hours On Call Phone: 775.846.9408
NNSC Emergency Message Voice Mail 775.673.7499

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.)

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