Cornell to Test Campus Emergency Mass Notification System Oct. 10

By WBNG News

Cornell to Test Campus Emergency Mass Notification System Oct. 10

October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Cornell University will test its emergency notification system Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 12:10 p.m. The system includes a siren/public address system, voice and text messaging as well as CUView monitors throughout the campus.

According to a news release:

The siren/PA system test will begin with an alert tone followed by the broadcast of a 25-second message saying: “This is a test. This is a test of the emergency notification system. This is only a test.” The message will be followed by an alert tone that will sound for 60 seconds.

When you hear the sirens and receive the test message, you need do nothing. To minimize disruption, the test has been timed to begin when classes change.
Students, faculty and staff who have registered for messaging will receive a text message from sender ID 55629 and/or a call from 607-254-4636. Again, there is no need to respond to the test.