Penn State, Centre Region joint emergency exercise set for Oct. 17

October 16, 2012

Penn State and the Centre Region Office of Emergency Management will conduct a joint emergency operations exercise during the day on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The exercise will test the readiness of regional and University emergency operations staff to respond should a major disaster occur.

As part of the exercise, Penn State’s PSUTXT emergency alert system will be tested. Those who have signed up for alerts from Penn State’s University Park campus will receive a test message during the drill. Also, across the Centre Region, residents will receive a test notification by telephone, radio and/or television. Residents enrolled in the CodeRED notification program also will receive notification by cell phone. Social media test alerts will be distributed on the Centre Region’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well.

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Last Updated October 16, 2012