PSU Emergency Alert Siren

Plymouth State University has an on-campus PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren. The siren is part of a comprehensive emergency alert system that 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 is audible for approximately a one-mile radius.

The siren is tested twice per 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 for PSU alerts 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 website—the primary means of communication during an emergency.
  • Continue to check for PSU alerts
    • 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:
    • Campus e-mail addresses (@plymouth.edu)
    • PSU’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
    • myPlymouth

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 website
  • Check for PSU alerts
    • 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
    • Campus e-mail addresses (@plymouth.edu)
    • PSU’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
    • myPlymouth

 

Safety and Prevention Tips

At Home Tip #7

Do not allow people you do not know well to stay overnight in your room, apartment or home.