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Oct. 12: Test of WSU Alert emergency notification system

warning signPULLMAN, Wash. – A fall semester test of the WSU Alert emergency alert system, including campus outdoor warning sirens, will be conducted at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, on the Pullman campus by the Office of Emergency Management.

Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications also will receive text messages, phone calls and emails — all of which will be clearly identified as a test messages.

WSU has developed the WSU Alert 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 WSU Alert by visiting myWSU online to register or update emergency contact information. Follow WSU Alert on Twitter @WSUAlert and see https://alert.wsu.edu for more information.

 

Media Contact:

  • Sarah Blatner, Office of Emergency Management, 509-335-7471, sarah.blatner@wsu.edu

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