May 1, 2013 8:58 am by rrw1961
The university will conduct its monthly emergency communications systems test today at 11:50 am. This is a test of the multiple communications systems used during emergency situations (e.g. text, email, siren, Web, etc). No action is required of you during these tests. The siren will test around 11:50 a.m.
Campus Safety and Security encourages you to become familiar with the terms and instructions used during an emergency. Specifically, we've developed a Web page and posters (available at http://www.utexas.edu/safety/terms/) that define "shelter in place" vs. "lockdown" and outline the "5 Outs" to know in an active shooter situation. Please take time to review this information and if appropriate, please print the poster and display for your employees.
If you are signed up for emergency text messages and you do not receive a test text message today, please send your name, EID, correct cell number, and name of your cell carrier to email@example.com for resolution.
Please note: Updates or additions made to the text alert system at http://www.utexas.edu/cellphonealert after 10 am today will not make it into today's test.
If you would like more information regarding the different types of communications channels used during campus emergencies, please visit http://www.utexas.edu/safety/communication.