UHDPS to Test Notification, Siren System Friday

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March 5, 2009-Houston-
The University of Houston Department of Public Safety (UHDPS) will be testing the Mass Notification Voice and Siren System on Friday, March 6th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. The siren will sound for 30 seconds, and will be followed by a brief voice message to complete the test of the system.

Although we will have UHDPS staff monitoring at various locations across campus during the test of the system we would appreciate your input as well. Upon the completion of the testing you can go to www.uh.edu/police/siren_test.html to describe your experience with the Siren System.

The siren will be activated by UHDPS in the event of the following emergencies:

• Severe weather conditions (Severe storms, tornado warning or other dangerous conditions)
• Active shooter or other terrorism incident
• Major hazardous material incident

In the event of an actual emergency, the PIER notification system will be used to disseminate further information to the U of H community. Only those persons that have current contact information in PeopleSoft will be able to receive these emergency messages. You can find instructions for updating your cell phone number, email address and other contact information at www.uh.edu/emergency.