Get Ready! Prepare for a Test of the Safety Alert System


Get Ready! Prepare for a Test of the Safety Alert System
Cal Poly Pomona's new Safety Alert System will be tested Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m.

All faculty, staff and students are urged to prepare for a test of Cal Poly Pomona's new Safety Alert System on Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m. Expect a brief test message on your cell, home and office phones, as well as e-mails or other communication devices.

Please note that on Thursday, May 1, at about 2 p.m., a text message was sent out from sms@ntigroup.com to confirm that text/SMS users are ready to receive Safety Alerts. This was not the test. The Safety Alert System, using Connect-ED, is required to activate the SMS system with a simple confirmation message before anyone receives a message.

The contact information you provide on BroncoDirect will be used for the Safety Alerts. To ensure you receive the test messages and become familiar with the Safety Alert System, please update your information on BroncoDirect by May 1. The Safety Alerts can reach you through your home phone, office phone, cell phone, e-mail addresses, text/SMS and TTY/TTD devices, so make sure to add data for all your communication devices.

Test messages from the Safety Alert System will have the ID 23177 on text messages, (866) 869-7659 on phone messages and Cal Poly Pomona Safety Alert at safetyalert@cpp.edu on e-mail messages. You are encouraged to add these contacts into your cell phones or e-mails under Cal Poly Pomona Safety Alert.

Provided through Connect-ED, the Safety Alert System will considerably improve emergency communications on campus. Connect-ED has the capability to reach all members of the university community as well as specific groups. It will only be used for emergency communication purposes.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the new Safety Alert System, visit http://www.cpp.edu/~publicaffairs/emergency/alert.shtml. More information is also available on PolyCentric (https://polycentric.cpp.edu/news.asp?id=1939).