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Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday

Ohio University's Athens campus will test its emergency communication systems on Friday, Jan. 25 at noon.

The University will test its text messaging, emergency page, outdoor notification and CATVision emergency notification systems.

Like all of the university's emergency communication tools, the systems are tested periodically to ensure they are working properly and to help familiarize the campus community with how they will operate in an emergency.

During the outdoor notification system test, the system will broadcast a tone, followed by a pre-recorded test message over speakers located at various points on campus. The system is designed to notify people who are outdoors at the time of an emergency and is not intended to inform those who are indoors.

For more information on emergency preparedness or to sign up for emergency notifications, visit www.ohio.edu/emergency.