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Outdoor Alert Horn Test: October 20

Outdoor Alert Horn Test: October 20

Posted: October 17, 2016

From the Vice President for Finance and Management

The Emergency Response Planning Group and University Police will conduct a test of the college’s outdoor emergency alert horn at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20.

People who are outdoors during the test will hear a series of three loud 60-second horn blasts emanating from the central heating plant. Please note: the horn is primarily intended to be audible at outdoor locations on campus—not inside buildings.

In a real emergency, the horn would sound for a minimum of five full minutes. If a real emergency alert is signaled, immediately seek shelter and await further instructions communicated via Buff State Alert, e-mail, or buffalostate.edu or direct instructions from University Police. For more information on Buffalo State’s comprehensive emergency response plan, please visit http://police.buffalostate.edu/emergency-response-plan.

Approximately 30 minutes before the test horn sounds, the college will issue a campuswide test of the Buff State Alert emergency communication system. At this time, all students, faculty, and staff who have registered with the service will be sent a test message.

Students, faculty, and staff who wish to enroll in Buff State Alert or modify their preferences may do so by visiting https://buffstatealert.buffalostate.edu and logging in with their Buffalo State user name and password. Those who do not have a Buffalo State user name or password but want to receive text messages from Buff State Alert can sign up by texting the phrase “buffalostate” to 79516.

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Contact Information

Jerod T. Dahlgren
Communications Director
(716) 878-4201
dahlgrjt@buffalostate.edu

Laurie A. Kaiser
Assistant Director, Communications
(716) 878-3520
kaiserla@buffalostate.edu

Michael T. Canfield
Communications Specialist
(716) 878-3517
canfiemt@buffalostate.edu

Nancy Paschke
Editorial Director
(716) 878-4237
paschknb@buffalostate.edu

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