Prepare for Safety Alert System Test


All faculty, staff and students are urged to prepare for a test of Cal Poly Pomona's Safety Alert System on Thursday, Oct. 15, at around 9 a.m. This test will be in conjunction with the 2009 Great California ShakeOut. Expect a brief test message on your cell, home and office phones, as well as via email and other communication devices. You are urged to notify those who share your home number, especially if their first language is not English.

Maintaining your safety in the event of an emergency is of the highest priorities. But this cannot happen without your participation. 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 immediately. The Safety Alerts can reach you through your home phone, office phone, cell phone, email 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 email messages. You are strongly encouraged to add these contacts into your cell phones or emails under Cal Poly Pomona Safety Alert.

If you are adding a cell phone number into BroncoDirect for the first time, you may be asked to confirm that you want to receive text messages from the Safety Alert.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the Safety Alert System, visit www.cpp.edu/~publicaffairs/emergency/alert.shtml.