REMINDER – Tests of WFU emergency notification systems to be held Nov. 2 and 3

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

This is a reminder that tests of Wake Forest emergency alert systems will be conducted Nov. 2 and 3. System tests will occur on both days between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The tests are being conducted to ensure that the University’s emergency notification systems are operating properly.

If an actual emergency were to occur on the testing dates, the University would use numerous alert methods to inform the campus.

Here is what to expect:

Wake Alert Testing – Students, faculty and staff will receive test messages starting at 9 a.m. on Nov. 2. These include notification via email, voicemail and text. A banner will be posted on the University website, and messages will be shared via @WakeAlert Twitter and posted on the Wake Alert Facebook page. Please update your mobile-phone information to receive emergency notifications from Wake Forest by text or phone.

The Emergency Alert System will send test messages to every TV that is connected to the campus cable network. This also includes the Stream2 app on any personal device, AppleTV, laptop, phone, etc., if you are logged in and watching at the time.

The outdoor emergency alert system will also be tested.

Testing will be carried out by the University Police Department and the Office of Communications and External Relations. No action is required to the alert messages during these tests.

In addition to the testing procedures outlined above, emergency preparedness for members of the Wake Forest community requires each of us to review the University’s Emergency response, evacuation procedures and notification of immediate threat as posted on InsideWFU.


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