Emergency Alert System

The safety of the Salisbury University community during an emergency is predicated on planning as well as awareness of how plans will be implemented. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be better prepared in an emergency if they know how the University will respond, where to find information, and what to do. This site is an important tool in sharing plans and providing relevant information in case an emergency arises at SU or in the surrounding area.


Emergency Notification Siren Atop Devilbiss Hall

Emergency Notification Siren Atop Devilbiss Hall
Example of Siren
(.mp3 audio file, opens in new window)

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) at Salisbury University was developed to provide emergency personnel with a means to rapidly communicate critical lifesaving information to the campus community. The EAS utilizes various communication technologies to increase the likelihood that a majority of the campus community will be alerted since no single solution can reach all individuals.

The EAS uses a two-wave approach to alert and inform. The first wave consists of pre-recorded messages to address a variety of emergency conditions. The messages describe the nature of the emergency and what the campus population is asked to do. The second wave of information will follow that will provide updates to the emergency, as needed.

First Alert Wave using pre-recorded messages through:

  • Siren alert with voice capability to facilitate outdoor communication across the campus
  • E-mail
  • Campus cable television emergency alert system
  • Alertus campus desktop computer emergency alert system

Second Alert Wave (could include some or all of the following methods):

  • SU homepage (www.salisbury.edu)
  • Emergency web page (www.salisbury.edu/emergency)
  • E-mail
  • SU Facebook page
  • SUPD Twitter page
  • Signs posted at building entrances
  • Building Safety Personnel

The pre-recorded messages of the First Alert Wave have been developed to address a variety of emergency conditions. It is important that individuals understand the nature of the warnings for the alert system and what to do if a pre-recorded alert is sounded. Here are some examples:

Questions about how to register for emergency alerts? Follow this link: