RIT to test emergency alert system Sept. 20
RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The test message will read: "Test. This is a test of R.I.T. Alert, the Emergency Notification System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. This is only a test.”
The test will include the following communication methods:
- Text message and voice call to cell phones
- Message on RIT Facebook
- Twitter post from RIT University News @RITNews
- Post on www.rit.edu and emergency.rit.edu
- Alertus beacon activation on campus
To view all of RIT's communication methods during an emergency, visit emergency.rit.edu. You can also learn more about RIT Alert, including how to add or update your cell phone number, by visiting http://www.rit.edu/fa/buscont/content/rit-alert-emergency-notification-system.
For more information about the test, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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