HSU to Test Emergency Alert System March 28 - Humboldt State Now

HSU to Test Emergency Alert System March 28

Humboldt State University will test its campus-wide Emergency Alert System on Thursday, March 28 from 11:45 a.m. to noon.

The multi-pronged system includes visual, auditory and electronic messages to alert as many people as possible that the system is being tested. Because the test is 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 tested between 11:45 and 11:50 am for five minutes.

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 humboldt.edu/emergency, 707/826-INFO (4636), and KHSU 90.5 FM.

The campus community is encouraged to use these sources during the March 28th test. Problems should be reported at 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 826-4357.