Stevens to test Emergency Warning Siren

1/8/2009:

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.

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(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.

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8 Comments on "Stevens to test Emergency Warning Siren"

truth1
Member
truth1

escaped68: Yes we did, now, we have an updated system that requires less speakers but they have not been installed to date. Public Safety is priority issue…we have (3) personnel assigned to emergency mgt. and the position of Public Safety Director was filled in approx. Oct. 2007 due to the Kenner fiasco (which still has not been resolved)…Again, this is another issue still up in the air. Another task for our City Manager, Mayor and Council whose all reside in one person now…Judy Tripodi who represents the city leadership and us citizens.

escaped68
Member

Growing up in the 50’s and early 60’s I remember a speaker system all over the city that was part of a civil defence early warning system. It was tested every sat. at noon, and was used to make announcements about school closing days,a recall system for all public safety personnel, and any public emergency. The speakers were located at every intersection.

truth1
Member
truth1

Where is the City’s emergency notification speaker system? The last I heard they were selecting sites. Should not this need for public safety in times of local and national emergencies be installed ASAP… Not in Hoboken…Let’s bring this to Judy T’s attention since she is calling all the shots.

Litteredboken
Member
Litteredboken

I just can’t believe this city is so LAME that without you we wouldn’t know about things like this. Should any city employee, especially our dear “Mayor”, be reading this, don’t you see a problem with this??!?!!! Isn’t it YOUR job to run this city and manage the citizens? You are failing us so terribly. We really should get ahold of this budget and pay some money to 411 for his work as citizen advocate!

prag
Member

At least they have the decency to test at noon unlike the hospital that tests its generators at 8am every Friday.

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