Campus Safety

Campus Emergency Alerting

Webber International University prides itself on its campus safety. But emergencies can happen any time, any place. As part of our commitment to campus safety, Webber International University has installed a state-of-the art campus alert system featuring Federal Signal’s Eclipse 8 siren (mounted on the tall pole behind the classroom building). We supplement the siren warning with Nixle’s mass SMS and email notification system to deliver emergency messages to subscribed devices.

While no warning system can replace common sense and situational awareness, and while no system is foolproof, in the event of very serious emergency, we will activate our campus warning system. Except for our weekly test which occurs at 2:00pm each Wednesday, should you hear the siren or get a text message, you need to take immediate action.

Siren Alert Types

Because students sometimes venture away from their computers and cell phones, our primary non-fire emergency notification device is the Federal Signal Eclipse 8 siren (mounted on the tall pole behind the classroom building). There are three distinct warnings this device might generate:

Important: The Federal Signal Eclipse 8 siren is NOT, and should not be confused with, a fire alarm. In the event of fire, the fire alarm system will be used. Upon activation of fire alarm: exit building if safe to do so. Listen to fire alarm simulation below.

Subscribe to Messaging

In addition to the siren, we use Nixle’s SMS and email messaging system. Students, employees, and parents may subscribe to messaging at no charge, though your carrier may charge you their standard per-text fee. In the event of the activation of the Federal Signal Eclipse 8 Campus Alert System, we will also, using best efforts, send a message explaining the emergency.

Subscribe to Nixle Messaging

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I do if I hear the Federal Signal Eclipse 8 campus alert siren?

A: Get inside. Lock doors. Stay away from doors and windows. Stay low. Await further instructions. Please note that if you have subscribed to messaging, you should receive a Nixle generated message, with further details about why the siren was activated, shortly after the siren activates.

Q: Is this a test?

A: Not unless it is Wednesday afternoon at 2:00pm and you hear a 15 second slow wail. If it becomes necessary to test the system outside of this time, we will have lots of notice. Unless you know for sure that it is a test, you should treat it as real.

Q: Does this system replace common sense and good judgment? Is it foolproof?

A: No and no. This system makes us sleep better at night. And, it is as good as systems like these get. But things break. Things happen quickly. As with everywhere else in the world, you have to exercise situational awareness and common sense.

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