|Four digital sirens installed as part of emergency communication system|
UND has installed an outdoor emergency siren system. They are placed strategically at Tulane Drive (north of Facilities parking lot), Centennial Drive (next to Babcock Hall), Second Avenue (northwest of Memorial Stadium) and Princeton Street (near the Wellness Center). The system complements the Grand Forks system, which doesn't reach all portions of the campus.
The sirens will carry several digital messages which can be used in a variety of situations, such as the sighting of tornadoes or the need to evacuate the campus. The system also can be used as a public address system. Aside from periodic testing, the system will only be used in emergency situations.
UND has been in the process of fine-tuning its emergency communication processes, which also includes using the NotiFind System, which uses cell and regular telephones and text messaging capabilities to deliver messages. UND also makes use of other mass notification tools, such as its web page, e-mail and the mass media.
-- Peter Johnson, Executive Associate Vice President for University Relations, 777-4317, firstname.lastname@example.org