UMass Boston Tests New Emergency PA System
January 11, 2013
Office of Communications
The University of Massachusetts Boston tested its emergency public-address system Friday morning, the first of two scheduled tests for the new equipment.
The university installed the emergency notification system last fall as part of its continuing commitment to campus safety. The PA system is designed to be heard only in the outdoor areas of campus, with no intrusion on nearby neighborhoods. Students, faculty, and staff who were inside campus buildings during the test may have heard a low-volume announcement, or nothing at all.
The new PA system is another tool that allows UMass Boston to quickly notify the campus community should an emergency occur. In a real emergency, the PA message will offer details on the situation and provide safety instructions.
The university also uses the Rave notification system to keep the community informed via phone calls, text messages, and social media. To sign up for Rave notifications, or update your information, click on the link above.