Communication systems test to occur Aug. 1, 2013

JMU will conduct a test of the comprehensive emergency response communication systems on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. At this time a test text message/voice message will be sent to the cell phones of all individuals who have enrolled for emergency notification through MyMadison.

Also, a blast email message will be sent and on campus, the Madison Alert, the outdoor siren and public address system, will be tested with a siren and audible message that will be broadcast across the system.

Please note that in order to receive a test message via cell phone on Aug. 1, you must already be enrolled (by July 29) to receive emergency notifications. If you have not already enrolled to receive emergency notifications via your cell phone or if you have changed your cell phone number since you enrolled in emergency notification, log into the MyMadison student tab (students) or the employee tab (faculty and staff) and provide your cell phone information and authorize its use by the University for emergency notification. Please note that you must explicitly authorize JMU to contact you via your cell phone for emergencies. Instructions are available via tutorials available on the MyMadison student tab and employee tab. 

For more information regarding the emergency response communication systems and other safety information at JMU, visit the Public Safety website at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety and click on the Emergency Procedures Training link.

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 July 30, 2013

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