October 22, 2015
Texas Tech University will test its TechAlert! Emergency Communications System at 10:50 a.m. Oct. 29.
All faculty, staff and students should update cell phone, home phone or text message information at emergency.ttu.edu. The system is used to alert the university community of emergency situations or class cancellations or delays.
“The safety of our university community is our top priority,” said Ronald Phillips, university counsel and emergency management coordinator. “We test the TechAlert! system at least twice a year if it is not otherwise activated. It is vital we have current phone, text message and email contacts for all faculty, staff and students, so our emergency communications system can release the latest information as fast as possible.”
In addition to the TechAlert! system, the university will use a variety of communication tools in the event of an emergency. These tools include:
· The online Emergency Communications Center, emergency.ttu.edu
· The university’s home page, Texas Tech Today and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter
· Local media to deliver emergency information
· Outdoor siren notification system
TechAlert! is a mass notification system that simultaneously sends email, text and voice messages to alert the university community of emergency situations or class cancellations or delays.
If you have not already done so this semester, update cell phone, home phone or text message information at www.ttu.edu/emergency. Up to four phone numbers can be entered, with TTY/TDD for hearing impaired and text messaging options.