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Test of the HSC Emergency Notification System: TODAY AT 3:30 PM

HSC will conduct a full test of its emergency notification system at 3:30 pm TODAY. No evacuation is required.

Several things to expect during the test:

  • The wall-mounted Alertus emergency beacons will activate for two minutes with flashing lights and sirens.
  • You will receive a series of “RED ALERT” emergency notifications in this order: text message, call to your cell phone, email, and call to your work phone. The text message and email will include instructions on how to acknowledge receipt of the message, which will stop subsequent messages for this alert. The HSC Safety Office requests team members please acknowledge receipt of the alert.
  • An emergency notification test message will appear on HSC Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • An emergency notification test message will scroll across your computer screen. This is a new feature of HSC’s emergency alert system.

Emergency notifications are a critical component of HSC’s safety protocols. Also, an Emergency Notification process is a federal mandate required under The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act, signed in 1990.

HSC will test the emergency notification system twice a year.

More information about HSC safety protocols and the emergency notification system can be found on the Environmental Health and Safety Office website.

Thank you.