HPU to Test Sirens, Emergency Preparedness System

Sep 02nd, 2014

HPU to Test Sirens, Emergency Preparedness System

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University will hold a routine test for its sirens and emergency preparedness system at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. It is standard practice for the university to test the system at the beginning of each semester.

The testing includes the sounding of university sirens and test messages sent via text, voicemail and email to all students, faculty and staff on campus. Campus phones, computers and electronic message boards will also display a message during the test. No action needs to be taken by those who receive the alerts.

“High Point University is committed to keeping our students, faculty, staff and community safe,” says Jeff Karpovich, CPP, chief of security and transportation at HPU. “We have a comprehensive security and emergency preparedness plan, and testing our systems regularly allows us to maintain a safe environment for everyone.”

For more information about HPU emergency preparedness, please visit http://www.highpoint.edu/safety/emergency-preparedness.