Alerts & Alarms

When severe weather threatens, you may only have minutes to react. The college's Safety and Emergency Information Handbook along with these web pages help faculty, staff and students understand what to do in the event of severe weather for personal protection and safety on campus.

Notification Networks

The following warning notifications may be used to help you get to safety in an emergency situation.

  • Tornado sirens, fire alarm, severe weather alarm.
  • Text messaging system - Rave Alert - Emergency Notification System 
  • Website notification message.
  • Outdoor electronic college signs.
  • Campus interior messages on monitors (ECC TV) in common areas and hallways.
  • On campus, employees will also get notices via:
    • Email notification through Outlook; employee email and Gmail; student email.
    • Computer desktop emergency message via Alertus Desktop.

In addition to the notifications above, follow our social media channels for pertinent updates:

Outdoor Warning System Testing

The outdoor warning sirens are put through an audible test for 5 minutes at 10:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month. The test does not occur if a threat of severe weather has resulted in a weather watch or warning. Please pay attention to the sound of this warning to help recognize it when severe weather is reported in the area. This would be the time to quickly move to the identified shelters on campus or to a secure location away from windows or other unsafe environments.

Look for signs similar to this that will identify designated severe weather shelter areas on campus.