The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety (DPS) and the Office of Information Systems and Computing will conduct their annual test of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, in conjunction with a campus-wide Shelter-in-Place awareness drill, on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The test will be conducted on all the delivery methods of the UPennAlert System, including personal electronic devices, the DPS website, and the Penn Siren Outdoor System.
The Outdoor System will emit a 15-second siren alert, along with a voice message that indicates that this is a test exercise.
This annual test is required for Penn to comply with the Philadelphia Fire Code and the federal Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
More information on the UPenn Alert System can be found at http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/PennReady/upennalert.asp