Emergency Contacts

When to call the duty officer:

Minnesota Duty Officer Contacts:

Weekdays: 651-649-5451
Toll-Free: 1-800-422-0798
Satellite Phone: 1-254-543-6490

Be ready to provide the following information when contacting the Minnesota Duty Officer:

  • Name of caller
  • Telephone number for call-backs at the scene or facility
  • Have local officials been notified of incident
    (fire, police, sheriff)
  • Date, time and location of the incident
    (will need specifics)
  • Materials and quantity involved in the incident
  • Responsible party of the incident
    (trucking firm name, property or business owner name, etc.)
  • What kind of assistance is requested
    (informational, specialized team assets, etc.)
  • What has happened or what is happening

Other MDH Emergency Resources:

  • MDH Emergency Operations Contact Information
    (rabies, poisoning emergency, infectious disease consultation, bioterrorism)

  • MDH Acute Disease Investigation and Control (ADIC):
    To report a suspected foodborne illness toll-free call:
    1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455)

    Foodborne, Vector borne, and Zoonotic Disease Unit:
    651-201-5414 (24 hour) or 1-877-676-5414 (24 hour, toll-free)
  • MDH Epidemiology Field Services (EFS):
    651-201-5414 (24-hour) or 1-877-676-5414 (24 hour, toll-free)

  • Radiological Emergencies
    (radioactive materials incident)

For Non-Emergencies:

  • MDH Main Receptionist:
    651-201-5000

  • MDH Communications Office:
    651-201-4989

  • MDH Environmental Health Services:
    (for food supply safety and security)
    651-201-4500

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Updated Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 08:31AM