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WSU Alert Fall Semester Test 9/29 at Noon

September 20, 2021 7:47am

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert Pullman system on the Pullman campus Wednesday, September 29th at 12:00 noon.

Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, emails, and desktop alerts on select computers which will be clearly identified as a test.

This test will include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn people on campus to take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as alert.wsu.edu.

During the test, please consider the actions you might take in a real emergency. Look for areas in which you might shelter in place and be aware of exits around you. During a real event, WSU will activate appropriate components of the system to alert people that they should be Aware of the situation, Assess their individual circumstances, and Act to take appropriate safety precautions.

Washington State University Pullman places the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. WSU has developed the WSU Alert Pullman 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.

Your consideration, cooperation and patience of students, faculty and staff during the test is greatly appreciated.

Questions can be directed to the WSU Office of Emergency Management at 509-335-7471 or emergencymanagement@wsu.edu. All WSU Pullman students, staff and faculty can subscribe to WSU Alert Pullman. Visit myWSU and register/update your emergency contact information.

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Covid-19 Recovery

June 16, 2021 1:28pm

WSU continues to provide resources and information surrounding the Covid-19 response and recovery.

For Returning to the Workplace:

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Successful Semester WSU Alert Test

The Office of Emergency Management conducted a successful spring semester test of the WSU Alert System on Tuesday, March 6th. The test reached ­16,280 students, faculty and staff within five minutes via text, phone and email. The door locking test was also a success. WSU tested its electronic door lock system (doors that lock via CougarCard access), locking doors for 15 minutes. Manual door locks were not included as part of this test. An all clear message was sent at 12:00 p.m. indicating the test was over and normal operations were to resume on the Pullman campus. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be … » More …

Spring Semester Test

The WSU Pullman Campus is currently conducting a test of the Emergency Notification System. This system will provide notice & information in emergencies. The WSU Pullman campus is also practicing a campus-wide door locking test. Expect electronic locks on interior and exterior doors to engage beginning at 11:45 a.m. lasting until 12:00 p.m. Use this time to consider what you would do if this were a real event. During all emergencies students, staff, and faculty should be ALERT to developing incidents, ASSESS the situation, and ACT to ensure their own safety.