Emergency Notification System test scheduled for April 24

April 17, 2013

The campus will conduct a routine test of its Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, April 24 after 10:30 a.m., according to Tom O’Regan, emergency preparedness and business continuity planning manager with Environmental Health & Safety.

The test will include emergency text messaging, broadcast e-mail and outdoor warning sirens.

The drill will help test, evaluate and improve the campus’s ability to disseminate timely and effective notifications and warnings to students, faculty and staff during an emergency.

Members of the campus community can sign up for emergency text messages by registering at www.umass.edu/alerts by clicking on the Text Messaging tab.