Elevator Failure

If you become trapped in an elevator on campus:

  • Remain calm
  • Use the emergency elevator phone or alarm button to call for help. Or call University Police at 701-231-8998.
  • Do not attempt to pry open the doors
  • Do not attempt to use the overhead hatch.
  • Emergency assistance will be directed to your location

If you believe someone is trapped in an elevator:

  • Contact University Police at 701-231-8998.
  • Be prepared to tell the dispatcher on what floor you believe the elevator has stopped.
  • Talk to those inside of the elevator by yelling through the door.
  • Remind those who are trapped to remain calm and assure them assistance is on the way.
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