UH Outdoor Warning Siren System
University of Houston has its own outdoor warning siren system.
On the first Wednesday of each month, an audible test of the
outdoor warning siren system is conducted at 1 p.m. This is done
not only to help the campus community become familiar with its
sound, but also to test the actual system.
The benefits of having a siren system on campus are 1) it’s a
quick method of notifying the entire main campus that includes
an audible tone that can be heard outdoors alerting students,
faculty and staff to seek shelter indoors and 2) during a real
emergency, the siren system is used in conjunction with other
communication mediums like e-mail, UH Emergency Operations
Center website (www.uh.edu/emergency)
and text messaging so people indoors know there is an emergency
and that going outdoors is unsafe.
Recently, the Emergency Management Bureau has made some
improvements to the siren system process. The process has been
standardized for testing and maintenance. A testing log was
developed that details any errors or areas that may need