Louisiana Tech’s Emergency Management Team will conduct a test of the Emergency Notification System on Thursday, Oct. 30, with text and voice messages going out to all those who have enrolled in the system.
The test will coincide with a crisis event drill beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the area around Lomax Hall on South Campus. University, city and parish public safety personnel will take part in the drill. Emergency response vehicles will be on-site.
“The ENS test and the crisis training are intended to ensure good communications between Louisiana Tech, its campus community, and local public safety agencies,” said Louisiana Tech University Police Chief Randal Hermes. “This will also help us to identify areas for improvement in our on-campus emergency communications.”
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED, THIS IS A TEST AND THERE IS NO EMERGENCY ON CAMPUS.
Access to the area around Lomax Hall will be affected during the drill.
“The evaluation and improvement of our crisis communications system is an ongoing process. Regular testing and training sessions are essential to keeping the system up-to-date and responsive,” says Hermes.
Friends and family members that have been entered in as additional notifications should also be told of the upcoming test.
For instructions on how to enroll in the Emergency Notification System, visit http://www.latech.edu/administration/ens.shtml.
Written by Dave Guerin