Siren System Testing Scheduled Week of Dec. 13

Friday, December 10, 2021

Annual maintenance of the campus siren system is slated to occur the week of Dec. 13. This will require several activations of the Seahawk Warning Siren System, UNCW's outdoor emergency warning tool, on Wednesday, Dec. 15 and possibly Thursday, Dec. 16. The activations will occur between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. No action is required when the sirens sound during testing. The testing will not affect the Center for Marine Science campus. 

In the event an actual emergency occurs during the maintenance testing, the university will immediately cease testing and release text, phone and email messages. Additionally, an emergency notification pop-up message will appear on university owned computers.  

The UNCW Office of Environmental Health and Safety periodically tests the siren system and other emergency communication tools as part of routine maintenance.