EMERGENCY

Document Sample
EMERGENCY Powered By Docstoc
					                                                               SIGN UP! EMERGENCY
                                                                        Communication
                                                                   for MU l Alert messages.
                                                               What You Should Do:
                                                               •    React immediately.
                                                               •    Never assume the alert is a mistake or a drill.
                                                                    Tests and emergency drills will be specifically
                                                                    noted as such.
                                                               •    Follow the instructions that are provided. When
                                                                    you see or hear an alert message, listen and
                                                                    follow directions.
                                                               •    Listen for follow up messages and further
                                                                    instructions. Visit the MU Web Site for updates
                                                                    and more information.
                                                               •    For more information on emergency prepared-
                                                                    ness and emergency communication, visit
                                                                    the MU Police and Health & Safety web sites
MU l Alert is the campus cell phone text
                                                                    by clicking on the Safety and Security link at:
messaging and email alert system. To sign up to
receive emergency alerts, and weather delays or can-                http://www.millersville.edu/.
celations, simply go to the MU home page and click
on the Safety and Security link, then the MU l Alert
icon, or go directly to this link: mualert.millersville.edu.
If there is a campus emergency, or a weather-related
delay or cancelation, you will receive a text message
on your phone and/or an email.                                     HAZARDOUS
                                                                    MATERIALS
                                                                                     TORNADO               FIRE
Follow the instructions in the message.
                                                                   Emergency Numbers
                                                                   • Fire, police or medical emergencies
                                                                   ° dial 3-911 or 911
                                                                   • Ambulance, Fire Department, Haz Mat Unit
                                                                   ° dial 911
                                                                   • Campus Police – 872-3433
                                                                   • Health & Safety – 872-3017
    EMAIL ALERT          WEATHER                  SNOW
                                                                   • Health Services – 872-3250
EMERGENCY                                                                                        Mass Notification System
                                                                                                                   The MU Mass Notification System is
                                                                                                                   the outdoor siren/public address sys-
                                                                                                                                                             Web Page Alerts
                                                                                                                                                                               When an emergency is declared and
                                                                                                                                                                               the communication systems are acti-

Communication
In an emergency, timely and accurate communication
                                                                                                      SIREN
                                                                                                                   tem. In an emergency, a series of tones
                                                                                                                   will sound initiating the emergency
                                                                                                                   alert message, which will be immedi-
                                                                                                                                                                WEB PAGE ALERT
                                                                                                                                                                               vated, the same alert message will be
                                                                                                                                                                               posted on the MU home page. More
                                                                                                                                                                               information about the emergency will
                                                                                                 ately followed by a voice alert describing the emergen-     be posted on the web page than can be sent via other
of information to those who need it, is critical.                                                cy, and giving information people can use to protect        communication technologies. The web page will also
                                                                                                 themselves. The system is designed so the siren and         offer frequent updates. Only basic campus information
Effective emergency alerts should:                                                               voice announcements can be heard by anyone who is           and services will be accessible through the web portal
• Alert people to, and describe the emergency                                                    outdoors, anywhere on campus. The alerts will not be        so long as the emergency is in effect. This allows more
• Tell people what they need to do to protect                                                    heard indoors.                                              traffic to come to the home page so more people can
     themselves                                                                                                                                              read the alert messages. When the emergency is over,
                                                                                                                                                             the web site will return to normal.
Millersville University has developed a systematic                                               Reverse-911
approach to emergency communication that utilizes                                                                 Reverse-911 is the campus indoor no-
multiple methods of communication and notification:                                                               tification system which utilizes campus
• MU l Alert (Mass Text Message and Email                                                                         phones to broadcast the emergency
     Alerts)                                                                                       REVERSE 9-11   information. The phone speaker will        Integration
• Mass Notification System (Siren and Public                                                                      broadcast the message. If you are on                       MU has a proprietary and state of the
     Address Alerts)                                                                             the phone, the call will be placed on hold, you will hear                   art communication system that allows
• Reverse-911 (Mass Phone Alerts)                                                                the emergency message, then you will be reconnected                         for activation of multiple technologies
• Website Alerts and Updates                                                                     to the party you were speaking to. The other party            ANTENNA       through a single portal. This speeds up
                                                                                                 will not hear the message. All campus digital phones                        the communication process, and en-
The use of multiple communication technologies pro-                                              will broadcast the emergency message inside campus          sures a consistent message is being sent to the public.
vides redundancy and allows more people to receive                                               buildings.
the alert.

Millersville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, ancestry, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employ-
                                                                                                 Tests                                                       Responsibility
ment in, its programs and activities. This includes Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,                    On a periodic basis, all of the emer-                      The MU emergency communication
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the Americans with Disabilities Act
                                                                                                                 gency alert systems are tested to make                     policy assigns specific responsibility
                                                                                                  TEST
of 1990.
Coordinators: Services for Students with Disabilities—Dr. Sherlynn Bessick, Director,                            sure they are functioning properly.                        to individuals who are trained, and
Office of Learning Services, Lyle Hall, 717-872-3178; Title VI and Title IX—Ms. Patricia
Hopson-Shelton, Assistant to the President for Social Equity and Diversity, Delaware                                                                           WARNING      authorized to activate the emergency
House, 717-872-3787; ADA Coordinator— Mr. Louis DeSol, Associate Vice President for                                                                                         alert system. Multiple individuals are
Human Resources, Dilworth Building, 717-872-3017.
                                                                                                                                                             designated to provide adequate coverage.
Millersville University does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in admission
or access to its programs and activities. Individuals are encouraged to make the University
aware of any permanent or temporary disability. Arrangements will be made to secure
auxiliary aids and services, when necessary, to ensure that such students are not denied the
benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under
programs and/or activities at Millersville University. This policy extends to full-time, part-
time and nondegree students and students enrolled in both credit and noncredit courses.
A Member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.