The test will occur between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When a VT Alert is sent out, the information is communicated with the community via campus sirens, electronic message boards, emails to vt.edu addresses, and social media updates.
The centralized 911 dispatch center will more quickly and accurately route calls to the appropriate local emergency medical, fire, and law enforcement agencies by reducing transfers, saving valuable response time.
In an ongoing effort to improve campus safety and security, 145 new indoor emergency phones are being installed on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg, Virginia, campus this summer. The phones are small blue call boxes with two-way speakers that are mounted to walls in central building locations.
Virginia Tech's customized WeatherSTEM unit gathers weather data from the top of Lane Stadium. It also includes two sky cameras that provide a live glimpse of campus as well as daily time-lapse videos.