Test of Emergency Notification System Scheduled During SF Spring Break

March 1, 2019 – Santa Fe College will run a test of their Emergency Notification System (ENS) on the Northwest Campus and all SF centers Wednesday, March 6. This test is being done during the college’s spring break to create the least amount of disruption for the college community. The test will allow the college to make sure all messaging systems will work well in advance of an actual emergency.

During the test, multiple notifications will be sent across various formats including desktop computers, audible alert beacons located in certain buildings, a public address speaker system (Northwest Campus only), work email, work phones and voicemail. Because the college will be closed and most employees will not be working, employees are not expected to respond in any way to these notifications.

If you have entered your personal email or cellphone as an emergency contact with the college, you will receive that notification, even if you are not working and are not on any SF property. But again, this is only a test of the ENS system and no action is required by any SF employee on spring break.

The tests should only last a few minutes and may be repeated Wednesday. These tests are part of a partnership between the Santa Fe College Police DepartmentInformation Technology Services (ITS) and Safety and Risk Management.