October 14, 2009
The TechAlert! emergency communications system is tested twice each year. Check your information and Get the Message!
Texas Tech University will test its TechAlert! emergency communications system at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. The campus siren system will also be checked during this time.
The sirens will sound for one minute at approximately 10:55 a.m. The siren system has been upgraded to include two new sirens that can be heard to an approximate radius of 4400 feet. Sirens are used in the event of weather emergencies.
“The safety of our university community is our top priority,” said Ronald Phillips, university counsel and emergency management coordinator. “We test our sirens once a year and our TechAlert! system at least twice a year. It’s important that our faculty, staff and students know the sound of our sirens and what to do when they are activated. It’s also vital that we have current phone, text message and e-mail contacts so that our emergency communications system can get the latest information out as fast as possible.”
If you have not already done so this semester, update cell phone, home phone or text message information at www.ttu.edu/emergency. The system is used to alert the university community of emergency situations or class cancellations or delays.
Texas Tech University has implemented TechAlert!, an Emergency Alert Notification System to communicate important alerts and emergency response information to students, faculty and staff.
To make sure you receive emergency alerts, update your contact information at www.ttu.edu/emergency