Posted February 3, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Police Department
A full test of the various notification systems will occur at 11 a.m.
The Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness is scheduled to test several of the Institute's emergency notification systems on February 4. While the office conducts the test each semester, tomorrow's test coincides with Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The Georgia Tech Emergency Notification System (GTENS), System to Create and Relay Emergency Action Messages (SCREAM), the Georgia Tech Cable TV Alert System (GTCTAS) and the Siren Warning System will all be tested at 11 a.m.
Depending on the opt-in choices selected, GTENS will deliver a voice message, an e-mail message and a text message. Emergency Preparedness asks the campus community to allow the 30-second message to play completely, so the office can get feedback on live delivery or whether the message went to voicemail.
Participants are asked to program the GTENS number, 404-385-3637, into their phones so they can recognize the call. The Office also seeks feedback from those who opted into the system but do not receive a message.
SCREAM will provide an alert message on classroom projectors logged into the Georgia Tech network, campus computer clusters and digital signage. GTCTAS will display a test message for 30 seconds.
All seven speakers of the Siren Warning System will sound a test at least twice, followed by a live voice message.