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Emergency messaging system to be tested

Release Date: December 8, 2009

A test of UB's emergency messaging system will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 11. The system is designed to assist in communicating with members of the university community during emergencies or major disruptions to campus operations.

The system will be activated and the text message and e-mail alert, "UB test message sent at 11 a.m. This is a test," will be broadcast across the network to cell phones, smartphones and personal computers.

Anyone who has registered to receive these messages, but did not receive the test alert, or experienced a time delay, or has any questions or concerns about the test should send an e-mail to rave@buffalo.edu.

Anyone wishing to receive emergency messages via text message or e-mail can register at http://emergency.buffalo.edu.

The text and e-mail alerts are one component among the university's channels of communication used in an emergency.

Media Contact Information

John DellaContrada
Associate Vice President for Media Relations and Stakeholder Communications
Tel: 716-645-4601 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
dellacon@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @UBNewsSource