Emergency notice system due by spring

The campus is getting closer to acquiring an automated system capable of sending mass phone or email messages during emergencies to everyone affiliated with UC Davis.

A committee directed by Valerie Lucus, campus emergency manager, chose an emergency notification service from W.A.R.N., a Tennessee technology company, this summer. (W.A.R.N. stands for Wide Area Rapid Notification.) Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef has appointed a task force, with members from the Medical Center and throughout the campus, to oversee the implementation and rollout of the system. The goal is to have it fully operating by spring.

UC Davis began looking into buying an emergency notification service in mid-2006 as part of a larger approach to emergency communications. It would help emergency response coordinators quickly send accurate information over multiple communication devices to any number of recipients. Learn more here.