Campus Tests Emergency Alert System Oct. 11 - Humboldt State Now

Campus Tests Emergency Alert System Oct. 11

Humboldt State University will test its campus-wide Emergency Alert System on Thursday, Oct.11 from 11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The multi-pronged system includes visual, auditory and electronic messages to alert as many people as possible that the system is being tested. The test is strictly a drill; there will be no evacuation.

Alerts include “Test Today” sandwich boards at prominent locations around campus, notices on the HSU Homepage, announcements on 826-INFO and KHSU 90.5 FM, and text messages transmitted to registered cell phones. Activation of the Emergency Public Address System will be in progress 11:45 and 11:50 a.m.

The public address system will broadcast electronic alert high-low tones, a spoken test message and a concluding “all clear” tone. White strobe lights will flash from various rooftop locations.

The best sources of additional information during an emergency alert are (707) 826-INFO (4636); KHSU 90.5 FM and http://www.humboldt.edu/emergency.

The campus community is encouraged to use these sources during the Oct.11 drill. Problems should be emailed to response@humboldt.edu.

Cell phone numbers can be registered through the Account Center from the Quick Links section of the HSU homepage. Assistance with registration is available from the HELP desk at (707) 826-4357.