College to Test Emergency Communication System

January 12, 2011

Mary Baldwin University will conduct a regularly scheduled test of the college’s emergency communication system at 1:15 p.m. January 20, which will include activating a siren on campus.

Mary Baldwin Main Campus

In advance of the test, members of the Mary Baldwin community are encouraged to check their settings in the BAM (Baldwin Alert Message) system to confirm that they have indicated which method of receiving messages best suits them. Visit the Security office’s website for more information and a link to the BAM log-in page. Administrators encourage all who are regularly on campus and who carry a mobile phone to register that number to receive emergency voice and/or text messages.

In addition to the siren — which may also be heard in nearby neighborhoods or downtown — college officials also will be testing the BAM system’s email, text, and voicemail readiness. New this year will be a web alert message, which will appear when the website is accessed.

Mary Baldwin’s emergency communication system is designed to alert the college community rapidly whenever the safety of those on the main campus may be at risk.