Utility Emergencies

The procedures listed below should be used in the event of an emergency or interruption of service involving any of the following utilities.


Power Outage - Electricity

  • During normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) contact Campus Services at ext. 3710 or Campus Police at ext. 4111 or 913-469-2500.
  • After normal business hours contact the JCCC Campus Police Department at ext. 4111 or 913-469-2500.
  • Remain calm. Stay where you are unless you are in an unlit area. If you are in an unlit area, proceed cautiously to an area that has emergency lighting. Provide assistance to others in your immediate area who may be unfamiliar with the space.
  • Many electrical power interruptions are brief. Unless there is some other danger, do not evacuate or dismiss students or employees unless instructed to do so. In most cases, power will be restored or classes will be relocated to another area with power.

Water Service Interruptions

  • During normal business hours (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) contact Campus Services at ext. 3710 or Campus Police at ext. 4111 or 913-469-2500.
  • After normal business hours contact the JCCC Campus Police Department at ext. 4111 or 913-469-2500.

Natural Gas

All JCCC main campus space heating and water heating is electric. Only the following areas have natural gas: CLB science labs, HCA kitchens, RC science labs, SCI science labs and the West Park location (has natural gas heating).

If you smell gas within any building:

  • If evacuation is deemed necessary, direct all occupants to leave the building and proceed to a designated outdoor KOPS-Zone (emergency assembly area).
  • While exiting the building, do not use fire alarm pull stations, telephones, handheld radios, electrical switches or any device that might trigger an explosion.
  • Once you have exited the building, please contact the JCCC Campus Police Department at ext. 4111 or 913-469-2500 and Campus Services at ext. 3710 for assistance.

After normal business hours contact the JCCC Campus Police Department at ext. 4111 or 913-469-2500 for assistance