Test of WSUAlert emergency system slated for Oct. 20

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Office of Emergency Management will conduct a fall semester test of the WSUAlert emergency alert system on the Pullman campus on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 12:05 pm.

This test will include the use of campus outdoor warning sirens. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will also receive text messages, phone calls, and emails – all of which will be clearly identified as a test messages.

WSU has developed the WSUAlert System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, Alert Website, and other means to notify the campus population of emergencies or threatening situations.

Notifications may include such events as inclement weather, violent actions, and gas leaks. When such events occur, WSU will activate appropriate components of the system to alert people to the situation and provide them the opportunity to assess their individual circumstances and act to take appropriate safety precautions. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally aware of developing incidents, assessing each emergency individually, and taking actions to ensure the safety of all.

All WSU students, staff and faculty can subscribe to WSUAlert by visiting myWSU online and registering or updating emergency contact information. See alert.wsu.edu for more information.


Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583, rstrenge@wsu.edu