Western Washington UniversityEmergency Communications
DATE: April 26, 2013 9:49:11 AM PDT
Western Alert: Emergency notification system test

Dear Campus Community,

This is a test of the Western Alert emergency notification system. There is no emergency at this time.

This test is part of the state-wide drop, cover and hold earthquake exercise. WWU encourages you to plan where you will drop, cover and hold in all the places you spend time—classrooms, offices, walks, gyms, buses, etc.—as part of personal earthquake preparations. Through a U.S. Department of Education grant, Western's Environmental Health and Safety Department has created a video to help you be more ready for an emergency. When each of us is better prepared, Western will be collectively more resilient.

Please take 5 minutes to watch the Department of Homeland Security and City of Houston’s Run Hide Fight video which discusses how to survive an active shooter event.

In the event of an actual emergency, this message would direct you to more detailed sources of information and ongoing updates that would be posted on the Emergency Communications website at http://emergency.wwu edu/, the WWU homepage at http://www.wwu.edu/ and myWestern at http://my.wwu.edu/.

If you have previously provided the university with your cell phone for emergency use, a test text message was sent today at roughly 10:45 a.m. to your cell phone. To subscribe to emergency text messages, please go to the Web4u link after you have logged into myWestern (https://mywestern.wwu.edu/mywestern/) to enter your cell number. Employees also may call the Human Resources Department at (360) 650-3774.

Thank you for your participation in this test.

voice: (360) 650-6500

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