Emily Alert is a mass emergency notification system that can send a short Emergency Message to students, faculty and staff, alerting you to an emergency that may cause the campus to be closed or require evacuation of the campus. Messages will only be sent in the event of an emergency which could impact access to class or campus, or if your safety is compromised, such as:
- A large fire
- A building collapse
- A snow closure or other adverse weather
- An earthquake
- An active threat on campus
- Or some other event that may impact classes or the ability of the University to remain open
If you receive an alert follow the instructions outlined in the message.
A short message will be sent to you via the contact information you have provided the University by:
- SMS / Text message to cell (if provided)
- Phone call and voicemail to cell (if provided)
- Phone call and voicemail to secondary phone (if provided)
- Emily Carr email address
- Personal email address (if provided)
You should only be contacted once, and once you have confirmed you have received the message, no further attempts will be made to contact you.
In order to receive these alerts, the University needs your contact information to be current. Please take a few minutes to update your information within myEC. Ensure your contact phone numbers are correct and that you correctly identify your cell number and home number. If you do not receive an alert it may be because the incorrect information has been provided. Please re-check that the correct phone numbers have been provided and identified.
The system will be tested at least once annually, usually as part of an emergency drill. You will be notified ahead of time that a drill will be taking place and that the alert system is going to be used.
For further information please visit http://blogs.eciad.ca/safety/emergency-preparedness/.