[Chat] RESCHEDULED - JHU Emergency Campus Siren/PA Test & JHU Info Hub

SLG2700 at cs.com SLG2700 at cs.com
Tue Sep 11 21:24:53 CDT 2012

Good Evening – There was a change in today’s test, and it was rescheduled 
for TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 12, at 1pm. We apologize for the 

Thank you,



ALL – Just a reminder of this test that is scheduled for TODAY, Tuesday, 
September 11, at 1pm. 

Thank you,




From: Melissa Thompson 
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 11:39 AM
Subject: FYI - JHU Emergency Campus Siren/PA Test &JHU Info Hub


Neighbors of the Homewood Campus:


Please distribute this notice to others living and working in the 
neighborhoods proximate to the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Charles 
Village regarding (1) a test of the emergency alert system and (2) The Hub (a 
new web-based center with news and other info at JHU, including many 
resources for our neighbors).


Homewood Campus Safety and Security will conduct a test of the campus 
siren/public address system and the Johns Hopkins Emergency Alert text messaging 
system at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The text alerts are only 
available to Johns Hopkins affiliates.


The test will be a full-scale simultaneous activation of both the siren/PA 
and emergency text system. The sirens will simultaneously sound the alert 
tone and then sequentially broadcast the voice message, announcing, "This is a 
test of the Homewood campus emergency warning system." Those Johns Hopkins 
affiliates who have subscribed to the text message alert system will receive 
a brief message that reads, "This is a test of the Homewood Emergency Alert 
text message system. There is NO EMERGENCY. Had there been an imminent 
threat additional information would follow." Shortly after the public address 
broadcast, an all-clear alert tone will sound, followed by the message saying, 
in part, "This has been a test of the Homewood campus emergency warning 
system. Had there been an actual emergency, you would have been given specific 
instructions on what to do."


Because the public address system incorporates a silent self-test feature 
that will exercise each module on a weekly basis, Campus Safety and Security 
will schedule "live" tests only three times a year. The main purpose of the 
exercise is to familiarize the Homewood community with the sound of the 
system. Except for these periodic tests, the system will be used only in the 
event of an incident or situation that presents a significant threat to the 
lives or safety of the campus community.


Johns Hopkins University emergency notices can be found at 

Introducing the Hub: A new way of looking at Johns Hopkins - Johns Hopkins 
does so much, in so many places, that it's hard to wrap your brain around it 
all. But with the arrival of the Hub, a new website, it just got a little 
easier. The Hub is an online news center where readers can see what's new, 
what's important and what’s interesting at Johns Hopkins, every day. Health, 
science, arts, athletics, university news … it’s all in the Hub. Visit the 
site at http://hub.jhu.edu and learn about all the smart stuff going on here.





Melissa Thompson

 Johns Hopkins University

 Office of Community Affairs


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