Siren Warning System

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AppState-ALERT is the University's voice and text 24/7 emergency messaging system. Click here to register.

"MUST KNOW" EMERGENCY INFO

When the University issues an emergency alert in response to a hazard, threat, or actual incident, everyone must know what the emergency conditions mean and basic emergency responses.

Please cick here for the "Must Know Emergency Information" for details on the campus conditions and basic emergency responses such as lockdown or shelter in place.

Appalachian uses multiple methods to notify and communicate emergency information to the campus community. The APPSTATE-ALERT siren warning system is designed to provide campus students, staff, faculty and visitors with an audible notification of an emergency event that affects campus. Other than tests, which will usually occur on the first Wednesday of every month, the siren warning system will only be activated during a high risk, life-threatening emergency such as...

  • An active shooter on or near campus
  • A major hazardous material spill on or near campus
  • Tornado warning for campus

In an actual emergency, the alarm will sound in a Hi/Low tone (MP3 151K) for 20 seconds followed by a pre-recorded voice message that says, "Attention. An emergency condition exists. Seek safe shelter. Attention. An emergency condition exists. Seek safe shelter. Attention. An emergency condition exists. Seek safe shelter."

The all-clear activation will consist of a 20-second Alert tone (MP3 173K) followed by a pre-recorded voice message that says, "All clear. The emergency is over. All clear. The emergency is over. All clear. The emergency is over."

Siren tones that will be used on the Appalachian State University campus are...


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