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Test of WSU Alert Pullman scheduled for Sept. 29

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert system on the Pullman campus at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Faculty, staff and students who have signed up for emergency notifications from the Pullman campus will receive text messages, phone calls, emails, and desktop alerts which will all be clearly identified as a test. 

The test will include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn people on campus to take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as alert.wsu.edu

The Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to consider the actions they might take in a real emergency during the test. Look for potential areas to shelter in place and be aware of possible exits. During a real event, WSU will activate appropriate components of the system to alert people that they should be aware of the situation, assess their individual circumstances, and act to take appropriate safety precautions. 

WSU Pullman places the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. The university developed the WSU Alert Pullman System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, the alert website, and other means to notify the campus population of emergencies or threatening situations. 

Questions about the test and the WSU Alert Pullman System can be directed to the Office of Emergency Management at 509-335-7471 or emergencymanagement@wsu.edu. All WSU Pullman students, staff and faculty can subscribe to WSU Alert Pullman. 

Visit myWSU and register/update your emergency contact information. 

See alert.wsu.edu for more information. 

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