Emergency Alert and Notification
If an emergency occurs on campus, how will you be notified? UTC has several different avenues of reaching the campus population during an emergency:
What is it? UTC Alert is an emergency notification system
What does it do? UTC Alert will send your cell phone a text message during emergency situations which require an immediate action on your part. Examples of these messages include:
-April 27, 2011 Tornadoes
-Unscheduled university closings
-Bomb threats, large scale evacuations
-Acts of violence
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UTC will send an email containing critical instructions during an emergency. Emails will be sent via UTC-Memo(Scrappy), UTC-URGENT, and UTC-INFO (Faculty & Staff).
UTC Website and Social Media
While the UTC website and social media are not the primary alerting methods, UTC will display critical instructions on the UTC website homepage. In addition, UTC will post emergency information on social media sites: UTC Website, UTC Facebook, UTC Twitter.
Classroom and Building Alerts
What is it? Alert Beacons are wall-mounted devices that sound an alarm to notify when an emergency has occurred. The Alert Beacons contain important instructions for how to respond to the emergency situation.
LED Scrolling signs
What is it? LED Marquees are typically placed overhead to complement Alert Beacons. Additionally, the overhead LED displays along with Alert Beacons serve deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, and ensure your facilities are ADA compliant.
Additional Notification Systems include:
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Voice Announcements via Fire Panels
- PA Systems run by Campus Police
- TV Take Over System
- Fire Log
- Crime Log