Campus Emergency Website
You can access Webber’s emergency notification website at www.webberemergency.com. Here you will find the latest updates regarding emergency situations that impact Webber International University students, faculty, and staff.
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:
- Fast wail for 1 minute: This indicates a serious emergency such as an armed intruder or tornado sighting. Whatever is going on, it is big and you need to get to safety fast. We recommend that you get inside, lock doors, stay away from doors and windows, stay low, and await further instructions. This should be accompanied by followed by a Nixle generated emergency text message sent to subscribed devices.
- Steady tone for 15 seconds: This is the all clear signal. It indicates that the emergency has passed and it is now safe to resume normal activities. This should be accompanied by followed by a Nixle generated all clear text message sent to subscribed devices generated all clear text message sent to subscribed devices.
- Slow wail for 15 seconds: System test. Scheduled for Wednesdays at 2:00pm. No action is required.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.