Penn State Hershey plans emergency preparedness exercise Nov. 26

The campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in its main building from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 26. The exercise is not expected to affect normal operations of the Medical Center, College of Medicine or related Penn State Hershey facilities.

As part of the exercise, alert systems such as the PSUTXT text-messaging system may be tested to help ensure functionality in a true emergency. Any test messages will be sent only to those who have valid PSUTXT accounts and have elected to receive “Hershey Alerts.”

Those who do not subscribe to the PSUTXT system to receive Hershey alerts should consider doing so prior to Nov. 28, as the exercise will be a good opportunity to ensure a subscription is activated. To subscribe to PSUTXT, visit http://psutxt.psu.edu/ online and complete the subscription process. Be sure to select “Hershey Alerts” from the subscription options. 

Last Updated November 21, 2013