UAlert Now Open to Everyone
UAlert, the University of Arizona's free emergency text messaging and email system, has expanded to include users without a UA NetID, enabling friends and family members of UA students or employees – or anyone interested in keeping track of emergency situations at the University – to sign up for the service.
"The purpose of UAlert is to alert the UA community of situations that could be an immediate threat or major disruption to the operations of the campus," said University of Arizona Police Department Cmdr. Brian Seastone, who is the UA's manager of emergency preparedness. "We've had the system for five years, and we are very fortunate that we don't have to use it that much."
Seastone said UAlert has mostly been used to give the UA community a heads-up on traffic congestion or accidents on and around campus, fires in buildings, gas leaks and power outages.
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