The emergency notification siren is the fastest way the College has to inform the campus community about an emergency. The siren will only sound for an imminent, life-threatening emergency. Siren activation will be used for "sheltering-in" situations including:
- Severe weather or tornado warning
- A major chemical spill or hazard
- An armed and dangerous person on or near campus
If the siren is activated, you should be prepared to:
- Go indoors or seek shelter immediately
- Close all windows and doors
- Stay sheltered until further notice
The siren also broadcasts short, pre-recorded voice messages. When the threat is over, the siren will sound again with a pulsed-steady tone and a voice message will announce: "Attention, all clear. All clear. Resume normal activities. All clear."
The siren is located on the roof of Building C. It is built to be heard by people who are outside; however, the warning tone may also be heard inside buildings or vehicles. Severe weather shelter information is posted in each building. Take time to learn where safe shelter is located.
Types of Alerts
In the event the siren is activated, the messages and tones below may be played over the siren, depending on the type of alert. Read the messages and listen to the siren tones so that you will be familiar with them in an emergency.