Feb. 23: Test of WSUAlert emergency notification system

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Office of Emergency Management will conduct a spring semester test of the WSUAlert emergency alert system on the Pullman campus at 12.05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.

This test will include the use of campus outdoor warning sirens. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will also receive text messages, phone calls, and emails – all of which will be clearly identified as test messages.

WSU has developed the WSUAlert System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, Alert Website, and other means to notify the campus population of emergencies or threatening situations.

Notifications may include such events as inclement weather, violent actions, and gas leaks. When such events occur, WSU will activate appropriate components of the system to alert people to the situation and provide them the opportunity to assess their individual circumstances and act to take appropriate safety precautions. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally aware of developing incidents, assessing each emergency individually, and taking actions to ensure the safety of all.

All WSU students, staff and faculty can subscribe to WSUAlerts by visiting myWSU online and registering or updating emergency contact information. Visit alert.wsu.edu for more information.

 

Contact:

Michael Gaffney, Office of Emergency Management, 509-335-4611, mjgaffney@wsu.edu

Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583, rstrenge@wsu.edu

 

Next Story

Recent News

Students design outdoor story walk for Keller schools

A group of WSU landscape architecture students is gaining hands‑on experience by designing an outdoor classroom with members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation.

E-tongue can detect white wine spoilage before humans can

While bearing little physical resemblance to its namesake, the strand-like sensory probes of the “e-tongue” still outperformed human senses when detecting contaminated wine in a recent WSU-led study.