The campus is asking staff, faculty and students to enter personal emergency contact information into the new UC Davis WarnMe emergency notification service database.
The campus installed WarnMe last February so it can send emergency messages to all or part of UC Davis, including the Sacramento campus and off-site locations, by email, telephone, cell phone, and text messaging. The system uses contact information supplied by students and employees. Employee work contacts are taken from the campus directory, but it's best to have several contact points because people could be anywhere when an emergency strikes. (Personal contact information will not be included in the official university directory.)
"It is important to keep your contact information up to date in the campus directory and in WarnMe," said Valerie Lucus, campus emergency/continuity manager. "In an emergency, we can't notify you if we don't know where you are."