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Monday June 5th

UNC to test Alert Carolina emergency sirens Feb. 28

The University will test its Alert Carolina emergency sirens on Tuesday, Feb. 28, between noon and 1 p.m.

The test will be part of a campus-wide safety awareness campaign.

The sirens will sound an alert tone along with a brief pre-recorded public address.

After the test is complete, a different siren will go off, signaling its ending with a voice message saying, “All clear. Resume regular activities.”

These sirens usually sound only for an emergency or an immediate safety or health threat.

Such events include: an armed and dangerous person on or near campus, a major chemical spill or hazard, a tornado warning or a different emergency determined by the Department of Public Safety.

Chief Jeff McCracken, director of public safety, said the department tests the alarms so students know what the alarm sounds like when a real emergency occurs.

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