Black River Technical College and its service area have experienced several disasters:
- Two disastrous floods which interrupted classes and required millions of dollars to repair
- The ever present threat of tornado and other dangerous wind events
- A wide variety of dangerous and unpredictable ice and winter weather
- The constant threat of an earthquake which will be greater than any experienced by living man today
However, the college is prepared and looks forward to creating and implementing plans to address future disasters while also protecting and providing support for students, employees, and the local communities.