Emergency response procedures to be tested Wednesday

Brandeis will conduct several tests of its emergency response procedures on Wednesday, April 13, in cooperation with the Waltham police and fire departments.

The tests will involve the evacuation of several buildings, testing of the siren, the telephone public-address and text-messaging systems. Captains of the buildings that are to be evacuated have been notified.

The following is a list of what to expect.

Between 11 and 11:30 a.m.:

  • Campus emergency outdoor sirens will be tested. The sirens will be sounded intermittently in various zones on campus starting at 11 a.m. Each time the siren is tested, it will sound for about three minutes. This process should take approximately half an hour.
  • You will receive a short text and voice message on your Brandeis University telephone and your personal cell phone (if registered) informing you that Brandeis is testing its emergency systems.
  • You will be notified of the test on the university homepage.

Between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m.:

  • All-clear chimes will sound outdoors. The signals will be sent over the emergency broadcast systems, including Brandeis telephones and registered cell phones.

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