DATE: October 5, 2009 5:44:57 PM EDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NCCU's New Emergency Siren
North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has installed a new Emergency Siren, which is part of the university’s crisis communication plan and emergency notification system. It targets people outdoors who may not have access to other Eagle Alert notification methods such as email, text messages or the emergency web site.
NCCU will conduct its first test of the system on Thursday, October 15, 2009, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. When the system is activated, you will hear a siren tone, followed by a voice message announcing, “This is a test of the NCCU Emergency Alert System. This is only a test.” When the test is complete, you will hear a second siren and an announcement signaling “All-clear. Resume normal activities.”
The University Police will activate the system periodically for testing and to alert the campus community about immediate life-threatening emergencies such as an armed and dangerous person on campus, a major chemical or biological hazard, or a tornado sighting.
The sirens are strategically placed and mounted on three, 40-foot-tall galvanized poles. They are located at the north side of Benjamin Ruffin Residence Hall near the corner of Lawson and Concord Streets; the south side of Alfonso Elder Student Union on Nelson Street by the loading dock driveway; and east of the track by New Residence II and the Leroy T. Walker Complex.
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