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Building (69), Rm. 133
Phone: 561-297-2889
Fax: 561-297-3917

Email:  em@fau.edu

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For all EMERGENCY CALLS dial 9-1-1

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University Status Hotline

888.8FAUOWL
(888-832-8695)

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FAU Emergency Management LogoFAU Alert

FAU Alert is the alert and notification system used to inform the University community of potential or actual emergency events or threats. The University recognizes that no one-method of communication will reach everyone, everywhere, every time. Therefore, FAU Alert comprises of several tools including blast e-mails, text messages, call-out, outdoor warning sirens and more (see methods listed below).

The Emergency Notification and Alerting Policy facilitates timely and accurate information dissemination about emergency situations that could impact or are currently impacting the university.

Depending on your mobile phone/data plan, your carrier may charge you a fee to receive FAU Alert messages when modules such as text messaging are utilized.

For questions about FAU alert and how it is used, please contact the Department of Emergency Management.

 

 

 

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Alert Now

What is it?

Alert Now is a web-based interface to automated notification system via call out mode.

Who is it for?

Parents of students within the PK-12 Schools and Educational Program system.

Who operates it?

Designated PK-12 Schools and Educational Programs staff.

What is the time frame?

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Blackboard Connect System:

What is it?

It is a web based interface to automated notification system with multiple and selectable modes of contact used to notify the entire University Community and key external groups or subgroups thereof.  Blackboard Connect includes Mass E-mail, Telephone Call Out, Text, RSS Feed (MyFAU, Home Page, College Home Pages, other FAU pages), and Social Media (Facebook and Twitter).

RSS feed automatically displays messages on University web pages and updates University social media sites which are accessible to the general public.

Who is it for?

Faculty, staff, students and key external groups who have opted to receive FAU Alert messages.  RSS feed are available to the general public passively through RSS feed, which updates web pages and social media sites.

Who operates it?

University Communications, OIT, EH&S, EM, University Police, and Partner Campus Administration.

What is the time frame?

Emails (10 min.), Telephone (40 min.), Text (2 min.), RSS/Social Media (1 min.)

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Hotline:

What is it?

Toll-free hotline reporting campus specific operational status and other pertinent information.  1-888-8FAUOWL (1-888-832-8695).

Who is it for?

The University Community, parents, and other interested parties who can call in.

Who operates it?

University Communications

What is the time frame?

5 min.

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Indoor Mass Notification System:

What is it?

Indoor Mass Notification System use acoustic devices tied into a building's fire alarm system designed to provide audible warning within structures.  Includes tone and voice warnings and live PA capability.

Who is it for?

Anyone inside buildings equipped with such a system.

Who operates it?

University Police

What is the time frame?

Immediate

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Outdoor Warning Sirens:

What is it?

Directional acoustic devices designed for longer range audible warnings on campus grounds.  Includes ton and voice warnings and live PA capability.

Who is it for?

Anyone outdoors (campus grounds).

Who operates it?

University Police

What is the time frame?

Immediate

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Media Advisory:

What is it?

An alert written to inform the media about an event or an announcement.

Who is it for?

News Media

Who operates it?

University Communications

What is the time frame?

Immediate

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Voicemail System:

What is it?

This system sends messages to FAU faculty phones that subscribe to FAU voicemail

Who is it for?

Occupants of FAU facilities with land-line telephones that subscribe to FAU voicemail.

Who operates it?

University Communications

What is the time frame?

Several hours

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Web Pages:

What is it?

The Homepage can be updated to display emergency information directly or a link can be posted.  The Emergency Information Page is a dedicated to emergency information.  Official University web pages have an emergency information component that can be activated.

Who is it for?

Faculty, staff, students and other interested parties with Internet access.

Who operates it?

University Communications

What is the time frame?

10 min.

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