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UPDATE: EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

TESTING – Fall Semester

A test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) which now integrates components from both phone network notification system and computer based notifications is performed during the fall semester. One of the objectives is to familiarize the campus with different routes to obtain information in any type of crisis.

In the event of an emergency, the Incident Command (IC) has the capability through Police Dispatch to quickly notify specific groups or buildings emergency information via a phone message. University Communications will provide updates and specific guidance as information becomes available. These complementary systems include the following components.

Phones

The phone network allows Police Department to send a voice message to specific groups depending on the situation. These groups include:

  • All campus
  • Student residences
  • University offices
  • CART (Central Administration Response Team)
  • Emergency responders and resource personnel
  • Specific buildings by name

Emergency.nmsu.edu

1. The web log present on emergency.nmsu.edu will be updated by University Communications based on information provided by the Incident Command in charge of the emergency response. The IC could be Fire, Police or Medical Director. Also the weblog could include information from Adminstration or the CART

2. This information will be available to anyone.

NMSU information phone line 646-1000

1. The NMSU information phone line 646-1000 will be updated by University Communications with information provided by the Incident Command. The IC could be Fire, Police or Medical Director. Also the weblog could include information from adminstration or the CART

2. This information will be available to anyone calling that number.

My.NMSU Portal

1. The myNMSU portal has a feature that allows University Communications to quickly post announcements under the “NMSU Announcements” on the “Home” tab of the portal.

2. This information is only available to NMSU students and employees.

NMSU Home Page

1. The “Campus News and Events” column on the NMSU home page can be used by University Communications to post public information.

2. This information is available to anyone.

email lists

1. University Communications can send critical information to “all staff” or “all NMSU”.

2. The information will be accessed via email.

For more information please review the Safety & Security page at www.nmsu.edu/~safety/emergency.htm , call Environmental Health and Safety at 646-3327, or check the following links to the NMSU system and the vendor's system description.

EAS Demonstration Video

Announcement link FirstCall.net

EH&S home

Contact Information 
 Environmental Health& Safety: MSC-3578, P.O. Box 30001, Academic Research Bldg. C, Rm. 109
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    Training Office: Academic Research Unit C, rm110 (see map ), 
    Telephone: 575-646-3327; FAX: 575-646-7898. Website - http://www.nmsu.edu/safety
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    This page was last updated on 09/02/2010