Regular testing of UNH's outdoor notification system will occur Wednesday, Aug. 14, between 10 and 11:30 a.m. The test will include the siren, a canned message and a recording signaling the end of the test. The entire exercise will take less than 10 minutes.
In addition, the university will also simultaneously send test messages through its alert system to registered cell phones, pagers, BlackBerrys, PDAs and/or email accounts and a directed communication to all UNH faculty, staff and students.
The outdoor notification system is designed to not only alert the campus community when there is imminent danger but also follow up with voice instructions. This two-step approach, called Alert and Inform, helps reduce confusion and restore order. Sirens are located on the roof of the MUB and the roof of Morse Hall and in A Lot and the dirt parking lot near the equestrian facility. The system reaches a distance of nearly one mile in all directions.
Contact UNH Police Chief Paul Dean at email@example.com for more information or with any questions.