Stay Informed During an Emergency

The UM-Dearborn Emergency Alert system is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods, by which the university contacts students, faculty and staff in the event of an active, major campus emergency or when the campus is closed for inclement weather.

The university will also use other methods of communications during an emergency or when a situation is non-life threatening. Other forms of communication include: social media posts, non-urgent emails, local media reports.

Additional Crisis Communications Tools

Emergency Broadcast System (EBS)

The Emergency Broadcast System is another form of mass communication that allows the University to relay an emergency message through the speaker feature on every VoIP phone.

Informacast

Informacast utilizes the VoIP phones and allows the University to send a tone along with a text message which can be read on the display screen of the phone.

Outdoor Warning System

The University will use this system to warn the campus of a weather emergency.

Digital Display Boards

The University has the capability to broadcast emergency messages on the display boards throughout campus.

UM-Dearborn Website

In an emergency situation, the University webpage will be the main resource to gain more information and further instruction related to the incident.

Social Media

The University will post emergency information on the UM-Dearborn Facebook page and Twitter.

Blue Light Emergency Phones

Blue light emergency phones are found outside in multiple locations around campus. These phones directly connect to the University Police Department.

UM-Dearborn: Emergency Preparedness
Knowing what to do in an emergency may save someone’s life and possibly your own.
UM-Dearborn Department of Police & Public Safety

Emergency Management

1156 -
Administration Building (AB)
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