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EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (2009 update)

(2003 Announcment)

The Emergency Notification System (ENS, previously known as Emergency Alert System, EAS) integrates components from both phone network notification system and computer based notifications.  One of the objectives this memo is to familiarize the campus with different routes to obtain information in any type of crisis. System testing is done each fall.

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 system allows NMSU Police and other authorized NMSU personnel to send text and voice message to specific groups depending on the situation. These groups include:

1. All campus (via NMSU & DACC phones)

2. Personal cell phone (text or voice message)

  •  - added to system in March 2009
  •  - recipients must register phone (link) to receive message

3. Student residences via NMSU phone system

4. University offices via NMSU phone system

5. CART (Central Administration Response Team)

6. Emergency responders and resource personnel

7. Specific buildings by name

8. Community Colleges & Remote Facilities

  • - added to system in March 2009
     

NMSU Home Page

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

2. This information is available to web community, not restricted.

 

Emergency.nmsu.edu

1. The web log present on emergency.nmsu.edu may be used by University Communications as supplement or if there is failure of Home page. This information to be based on the situation as briefed by the Incident Command in charge of the emergency response or other authorized NMSU personnel. The IC could be Fire, Police or Medical Director. Also the weblog may include information from Administration or the CART

2. This information is available to web community, not restricted.

 

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 system could include information from administration 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.

 

Email & email lists

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

2. the NMSU Community can receive emergency messages via email

  • - added to system in March 2009
  • - recipients can register & specify email delivery to receive message
  • 3. The information will be accessed via email.

    For more information please review the Emergency Management & Campus Security page on the EH&S web site,  http://safety.nmsu.edu/   Other information on NMSU Emergency Plans and Policies are provided in the site pages on NMSU's Emergency Action Plans, the Emergency Preparedness Policy, the AHEOP,  in the Employee Safety Handbook, and in EH&S's Employee Safety Training.

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