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TODAY, Friday: Emergency Communication Systems Test

Event is on: Aug 14, 2009
Posted on: Aug 14, 2009 @ 9:17:59 am

The University sent out this announcement concerning today's testing of the emergency management system:

UCF’s ongoing preparations for a potential emergency on campus include ensuring that the university has a variety of communication tools to provide critical information to students, faculty, staff, parents and the public.

UCF will test several of those tools today Friday afternoon, Aug. 14.

Four sirens on the UCF campus will be tested between noon and 1 p.m. The sirens emit a tone followed by a voice message during an emergency situation.

The university’s text-only emergency Web site would be the primary source of information about an emergency situation. When activated, the emergency site replaces the traditional www.ucf.edu (http://www.ucf.edu/ )home page.

Friday’s (today's) activation of the emergency Web site will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is expected to last about one hour. The activation will only affect the main university Web site. Other university Web pages will continue to function as normal.

A text messaging test will involve a group of UCF faculty and staff. Additional information about the text messaging system will be provided to the campus community in the fall, and UCF will conduct a broader test of the system later this year.

For more detailed information about the tests, please visit www.news.ucf.edu ( http://www.news.ucf.edu/ ). For more information on UCF’s emergency alert systems, visit
www.emergency.ucf.edu/ucfalert.html.

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