PennReady: UPennAlert Awareness Drill & Life Safety Measures Safety Fair on College Green 9/27/19
Life Safety Measures Fair:
On Friday, September 27, 2019 from 12 to 3 p.m., the Division of Public Safety and the Penn Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) will host a Life Safety Measures event on College Green. Joined by sponsors from Penn Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, Penn Vet Working Dog Center, City of Philadelphia Fire & EMS Department, Allied Universal, University City District, Penn Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, Penn Student Health Service (SHS), Penn Medicine’s Center for Resuscitation Science, the Office of Risk Management, and more. Penn Dining will be providing a fabulous Chili Cook-Off and lots of other food and giveaways will be on hand. Stop by College Green and learn about live safety measures including CPR, AED, Stop the Bleed, Wellness and Resiliency. Rain date for the safety fair will be Friday, October 4th. The UPennAlert Awareness Drill will occur on 9/27 at 12 p.m., rain or shine.
UPennAlert & Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill:
In conjunction with the event, beginning at 12 p.m. the Division of Public Safety, with the support of the Office of Information Systems and Computing, is conducting the annual test of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System along with a campus-wide Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill. This annual test is required for Penn to comply with the Philadelphia Fire Code and the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
The test will be conducted through several delivery methods of the UPennAlert System, including personal electronic devices, the DPS website, and the Penn Siren Outdoor System.
A UPennAlert message will be sent by email and SMS text message to all registered members of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, with a notification that the message is only a test. When you receive the message on your registered device(s), you DO NOT have to respond or take any additional action. You will also hear a test of the Penn Siren Outdoor System, which emits a 15-second siren. This alert will be followed by pre-recorded and live voice messages, both confirming that this is an exercise.
The UPennAlert System’s effectiveness depends upon the accuracy of recipients’ personal contact information. To register for the system, or to update your contact information, visit the UPennAlert site and follow the link that best applies to you. All information is secure and confidential. If you have any problems updating your personal contact information, please email the Division of Public Safety at the Public Safety Feedback Line.
For more information on the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System and Shelter-In-Place, please visit the Public Safety website page on how to be PennReady.
The UPennAlert Awareness Drill will occur on 9/27 at 12 p.m., rain or shine.