FSU ALERT Emergency Notification and Warning System
FSU ALERT is Florida State University's emergency notification system. If there is a condition which threatens the health and safety of persons on campus, university officials will warn the campus community using one or more of the following methods:
Primary Notification Methods:
These are primary notification methods that you should rely on the most. In any full-fledged warning, all of these methods will be utilized. In some cases, where only a partial alert is required, only a select few may be used.
Secondary Notification Methods:
While many of the following delivery methods may also relay warnings, they are considered secondary because they may not be used in every case or may have some delay associated with them.
Tertiary Notification Methods:
The following delivery methods may also relay emergency information, but they either have a substantial delay associated with them or are not within the direct administrative control of the university.
- NOAA Weather Radios
- Television Media
- Radio Media
- Newspaper Media
- Online Media Websites
- Traffic Message Boards
- Seminole Cablevision - Information Channel 19
- Linked In
- FSU Emergency People Locator
- Word of Mouth
The FSU ALERT "EZ" Button:
Did you know that FSU is one of only a few univerisities in the world with the capability of activating its emergency alert system (primary notification methods) within seconds of the press of a single button? Combined with advancements and improvements in how quickly some of our technology delivers the message, this means that we can alert everyone within 3-5 minutes from the onset of an emergency. Some delivery methods (e.g. sirens) activate immediately.
Notification / Hazard Detection Methods In Development:
We are constantly looking for ways to improve the capabilities of our FSU ALERT
system. The following is a list of new technologies and delivery methods in development that we hope to bring online in the near future.
- More Digital Displays
- Google Maps
- Automatic Flood Detection
- Enhanced Lightning Detection and Warning