STAYING SAFE: ETSU Emergency Notification System
The university’s emergency notification system is comprised of outdoor sirens, message boards, email, text messaging, desktop alerts, and website updates that communicate safety information to our campus community.
You will either receive an “emergency notification” or a “timely warning.”
- “Emergency Notifications” will be sent when there is an event that is currently occurring or imminently threatening
campus. These apply solely to situations occurring on campus. All systems may be
utilized to communicate the notification. There are three types of emergency notifications:
- Secure-in-place by placing a locked door or other barricade between you and the associated violence or danger. >
- Shelter-in-place events are usually weather-related emergencies. When it is necessary to shelter-in-place,
you will be safest by moving inside to a building space that protects you from the
danger. Do not lock doors behind you as others may also need to shelter-in-place.
- Evacuate events may be natural disasters or manmade events (i.e. fires, floods, or chemical releases). >
- “Timely Warnings” are “Situational Awareness” emails and text messages sent by ETSU Public Safety. These warnings are meant to remind everyone to have a heightened awareness of their surroundings and are associated with crimes that occurred and represent an ongoing threat on or near our campuses.
Remember, always use good judgment. There are exceptions to all guidance and prescribed directions.
- Make a Plan
- Build a Kit
- Have at least three days of supplies to sustain yourself. Recommended items**:
- Water (one gallon per person per day)
- Non-perishable food
- Flashlight & extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Radio & extra batteries
- Medications & items for unique needs
- Cash & some change
- Clothes & comfortable shoes
- Important documents
- Filter mask or cotton t-shirt
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags & plastic ties
- Plastic sheeting & duct tape
- Mobile device charger
Contact your family and friends to let them know you are safe.