Texas Tech University will test its TechAlert! emergency communications system at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 26).
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, 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, so it is vital we have current phone, text message and e-mail contacts for all faculty, staff and students so our emergency communications system can send the latest information out as fast as possible."
In addition to the TechAlert! system, the university will use a number of different tools to ensure delivery of emergency messages. These tools include:
- Emergency.ttu.edu is the online Emergency Communications Center. It will inform the Texas Tech community about what to do in advance of, during and after an emergency
- The university's home page, Texas Tech Today and social media accounts on
- Informing local media to deliver emergency information
- Outdoor siren notification system (Note: No siren test on Oct. 26)