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Emergency test to take place today

October 20, 2008 -- San Francisco State University will hold an on-campus earthquake emergency drill Tuesday, Oct. 21 sometime between 1 and 2 p.m. The drill is designed to test SF State's new audible alert system, which provides a warning and information in the event of an emergency. The campus community and those in surrounding neighborhoods will hear a 60-second audible alert followed by a voice announcement and then a 30-second "all clear" tone.  

A red and yellow image that reads Emergency Drill.

Upon hearing the audible alerts, faculty and staff in the Administration building will begin a shelter-in-place drill to practice "duck, cover and hold" techniques. The Administration building will also be the scene of a mock triage drill with simulated casualties and injuries. 

A test of the mass notification system will also occur at that time. Faculty, staff and students who have registered their contact information with the University will receive notifications of the drill through e-mail, phone calls and text messages.

For more information about Emergency Preparedness Week and preparedness efforts at SF State, visit http://www.sfsu.edu/emergency

Tech Tip: Emergency phone alerts from SF State come from the number (415) 338-1000. If your phone has a directory that can associate a contact with a number, program (415) 338-1000 into your contacts as "SFSU Emergency Alert" to more easily identify the call.

-- Michael Bruntz


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