Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System

CONTINUITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

November 8, 2011

ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD

SUBJECT: Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is being
conducted by the federal government at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable and
satellite broadcasts will be interrupted as the system is tested. The
test will last about 30 seconds.

This event is just a test, and not a real emergency alert.

The national Emergency Alert System is an alert and warning system
that can be activated by the president, if needed, to provide
information to the American public during emergencies.

In conjunction with this test, we encourage all members of our campus
community to enroll in the campus voicemail and text emergency
notification system; Triton Alert. Go to
http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/emergencyphonereg to enroll. Campus leaders
will use this system to notify you in the event of an emergency
affecting campus.

Please feel free to contact our office regarding campus emergency
preparedness efforts and to learn steps you can take to be better
prepared for any emergency.

Phillip Van Saun
Director
Continuity and Emergency Services

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