Emergency Alert System network to be tested the week of June 15

Multiple tests of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted starting the week of June 15. System tests will occur both between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Individuals near a connected device will hear an alert tone and see a message on the screen announcing a test of the Emergency Alert System. During the week of June 15th, we will be testing two separate systems.

  • Indoor Emergency Alert system. (June 16 and 18) – This system is in the academic and residential buildings. The academic buildings were tested in May. Residential buildings will be tested during this time. Alerts that will come across a loudspeaker and will include shelter in place, tornado alert, general weather alert, active shooter, armed intruder, and all clear.
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS). (June 16, 17, and 18) – An emergency alert will go out to every TV that is connected to the campus cable network. This also includes the Stream2 app. on any personal device, AppleTV, laptops, phones, etc. if you are logged in and watching at the time.

The Emergency Alert System is part of Wake Forest’s comprehensive Wake Alert emergency notification system. No action will be required by anyone who hears the tone or sees the alert message during these tests.

If an actual emergency were to occur on the testing dates, the University would use numerous alert methods to inform the campus.