Message Detail

To: All Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Martha C. Highsmith
Summary: Emergency Communications Test
Date: 26-APR-2012 08:47:00 AM Message ID: 78421

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

We will be conducting an emergency communications drill at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012. A text and voice message will be sent to the Yale ALERT cell phone number you provided through the Yale Portal (staff and faculty) or WebSIS (students), and a voice message will be sent to your home phone. A message will also be sent to your Yale email account. We will not be calling office phones. You do not need to do anything in response to these messages.

We will also be testing interior fire alarm speakers, the exterior blue phone speakers, the emergency management website, and the emergency management facebook and twitter sites.

Yale ALERT and other communications systems are how the University would notify the campus community in the event of an emergency. This system is ONLY for campus emergencies and not for routine announcements.

We appreciate your patience and hope that the brief testing is not unduly disruptive. If you have questions about Yale ALERT or other emergency communications tools, please visit

Martha Highsmith
Deputy Secretary