Stevens to test Emergency Warning Siren
Timothy Griffin, the Chief of Police at Stevens Institute sent Hoboken411 this public notice about a test they’re performing:
Emergency Warning Siren test – no need for alarm
The Stevens Institute of Technology will be conducting a test of its Emergency Warning Siren (EWS) on Friday, January 9 at 12:00 Noon. The EWS will sound a “air-raid” type blast for approximately 20 seconds followed by a public address announcement. The emergency siren is part of the campus alert system. This test is being conducted to ensure that the EWS is in proper working order. Neighbors in the surrounding area should not be alarmed by the siren as it is only a test.
(I doubt this siren will be used if a frat party keg gets tapped. That wouldn’t be appropriate.)
The EWS was installed last year for the purpose of notifying the Stevens community of an imminent threat or danger on or in the immediate vicinity of the campus. Another component of our emergency alert system is a cell phone text and e-mail notification service.
Text and e-mail notification is used for:
- school closing or a delayed opening
- a major power outage or utility alert
- a dangerous condition on or near campus
- targeted announcements
Thank you for your consideration.