UMass Amherst to Test Emergency Notification System on Aug. 15

August 14, 2013

Contact: Daniel J. Fitzgibbons 413/545-0444

AMHERST, Mass. – There will be a test of the UMass Amherst Alerts Emergency Notification System (ENS) on Thursday, Aug. 15 after 3:30 p.m. The test is part of the university’s continuing effort to evaluate and improve its ability to provide timely and effective emergency notification and warnings during a campus emergency. The ENS test will include the UMass Amherst Alerts emergency text messaging, broadcast e-mail, outdoor warning sirens and social media.