PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren Test Scheduled for Feb. 18

February 17th, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Plymouth State University will test its PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 18.

The test will last about five minutes. The purpose of the PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren is to notify campus and community residents, staff and visitors to an imminent threat or danger.

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

During the test, PSU staff and safety personnel, Plymouth and Holderness officials will also place designated “spotters” throughout the community to determine the range of the siren. Plymouth officials will alert the local schools in advance of the test and be on site during the test.

PSU’s emergency alert communication systems will also be tested.

    On and off campus (For community members not affiliated with PSU):
  • PSU Alert Line (535-3535)
  • PSU Web site

The PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren is part of a comprehensive emergency alert system PSU has established to respond to emergencies.

The siren is 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.

    Questions or comments regarding the PSU Emergency Alert Siren test can be sent to:
  • Director of Public Relations Christopher Williams at or 535-2476
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager Tammy Hill at or 535-2409

PSU Emergency Alert Outdoor Siren Frequently Asked Questions