Randolph-Macon College will test its emergency siren during a campus-wide
drill on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 1:45 p.m.
R-MC’s Emergency Response Team has planned this test to educate the college community
on how to react when they hear this siren in the event of an emergency situation
At 1:45 PM the siren will be turned on. When you hear the siren (an electronic wail
sound), seek shelter immediately.
We encourage all students, faculty, staff and parents to sign-up at
R-MC Alerts. If you have already signed-up, please check
the site to make sure your telephone number and e-mail address is still accurate.
This is also a good time to review
R-MC’s Emergency Response Overview and
R-MC’s Hostile Intruder Emergency Action Plan.
During Thursday’s test, the siren may be heard beyond the boundaries of the campus
in the immediate area. The R-MC Emergency Response Team is working closely with
members of the regional Campus Safety Taskforce which includes the Ashland Police
Department, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Hanover Fire/EMS and the Hanover Emergency
Communications Center to notify surrounding neighbors and businesses. The Ashland
Police Department is also working with the Hanover Sheriff’s Office to utilize the
“City Watch” system, a reverse 9-1-1 system which will notify the surrounding community
by telephone prior to the test. Emergency officials will also patrol the campus
and surrounding community during the test.
Questions about this test can be directed to R-MC’s Environmental Health & Safety
Coordinator, Craig Collins at 804-752-7247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media questions may be directed to Anne Marie
Lauranzon at email@example.com , 804-752-7317.