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PSU Emergency Alert Siren

Plymouth State University has installed the PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren on campus. The PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren is part of the comprehensive emergency alert system PSU has established to respond to emergencies.

The PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren is located on a pole adjacent to the Hartman Union Building on High Street and should be audible for approximately a one-mile radius.

The siren will be tested twice a year (at noon on the third Wednesday in September and February) and otherwise will sound only when there is threat of imminent danger to those in the campus community.

PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren Frequently Asked Questions:

What does it mean when the PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren sounds?

There are specific situations when the system might be activated including:

  • Tornado Warning (not a watch)
  • Actively violent/armed individual
  • Explosion/Hazardous material release
  • Suspected Weapons of Mass Destruction

What do I do when the PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren sounds?

  • Heads up—assess the situation
  • Take cover indoors immediately
  • Check PSU Alert to confirm there is an emergency
    • Call PSU Alert Line at (603) 535-3535 (on and off campus)
    • Check for text messages if you have registered for the PSU Alert Emergency Text Alert (campus community only)

How do I get information during the emergency?

  • Updates posted on the PSU Web site—the primary means of communication during an emergency.
  • Continue to check PSU Alert
    • Call PSU Alert Line at (603) 535-3535 (on and off campus)
    • Check for text messages if you have registered for the PSU Alert Emergency Text Alert (campus community only)
  • If possible, updates will also be distributed via:

How will I know the danger has cleared?

  • There will not be an “all clear” signal from the PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren
  • Check online—an “all clear” message will be posted on the PSU Web site
  • Check PSU Alert
    • Call PSU Alert Line at (603) 535-3535 (on and off campus)
    • Check for text messages if you have registered for the PSU Alert Emergency Text Alert (campus community only)
  • If possible, an “all clear” message will also be distributed via

Questions?

Contact Tim Kershner, PSU Chief Public Relations Officer at tlkershner@plymouth.edu or (603) 535-2276.

Safety and Prevention Tips

Fire Prevention Tip #4

Keep fire and electrical equipment such as fire extinguishers, electrical panels, detectors, pull stations and automatic fire sprinklers clear at all times. Sprinklers require at least 18” of clearance and electrical panels require at least 36” of clearance.