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Susquehanna University to Test Siren System June 16

June 11, 2009

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove-area residents may wonder what all the noise is about when Susquehanna University tests a new siren system on campus June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The test of the emergency notification system will include a series of siren sounds; automated, pre-recorded messages; and public address announcements that may carry as far as a half-mile, according to Tom Rambo, Susquehanna’s director of public safety. Over the course of the morning, residents may hear up to a dozen audible alerts, Rambo said.

Scheduled for testing twice a year, the siren system is a security measure designed to notify the campus community of any emergency, including tornado warnings. Susquehanna will use the test as an opportunity to conduct a private, more comprehensive drill involving campus faculty and staff, Selinsgrove borough officials and emergency responders.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.

Contact: Karen Jones

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