PVCC Tests Out Emergency Alert System

November 16, 2007

Friday afternoon Piedmont Virginia Community College put its brand new emergency alert system to the test.

After the Virginia Tech shootings in April, PVCC decided to follow suit like many colleges and universities around the country and installed an emergency text message and email system.

A vendor was also on campus Friday putting the finishing touches on a public address system to be used in emergency situations.

It covers all buildings inside and all outside areas around campus.

"We've also put an emergency telephone in every classroom. So those are things that have happened as well for this fall as pat of our response to tying to provide better security on campus and a better way of notifying people," said PVCC Vice President, Dr. Bill Jackameit.

PVCC officials also add that they may use their new system if they would need to close campus during inclement weather situations.

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