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Annual Test of UPennAlert Emergency Notification System
October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09


To the Penn Community:

The Division of Public Safety and the Office of Information Systems and Computing will conduct their annual test of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, in conjunction with a campus-wide Shelter-in-Place awareness drill, on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 beginning at 3:30 p.m. This annual test is required for Penn to comply with the Philadelphia Fire Code and the federal Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The test will be conducted on all the delivery methods of the UPennAlert System, including personal electronic devices, the DPS website, and the Penn Siren Outdoor System. 

A UPennAlert message will be sent by e-mail and SMS text message to all registered members of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, notifying them that the message is only a test. When you receive the message on your registered device(s), you do not have to respond or take any additional action. At the same time, the Penn Siren Outdoor System will emit a 15-second siren alert, along with a voice message that indicates that this is a test exercise.

The UPennAlert System’s effectiveness depends upon the accuracy of recipients’ personal contact information. To register for the system, or to update your contact information, visit www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/UPennAlert and follow the link that best applies to you.  All information is secure and confidential.  If you have any problems updating your personal contact information, please e-mail the Division of Public Safety at feedback@publicsafety.upenn.edu

For more information on the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System and Shelter-In-Place, please visit www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/PennReady/UpennAlert.asp

Thank you for your participation in helping keep our community safe and secure.

—Vincent Price

—Craig Carnaroli
Executive Vice President


Almanac - October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09