August 25, 2016
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
When a major incident happens at or near UC San Diego – such as a fire, power outage or bomb threat – the Triton Alert emergency notification system is activated and everyone with a “ucsd.edu” email address receives timely information on the incident via email.
Beginning September 29, computer users will be prompted to add text and voice contact information in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of the system. Users logging on to UC San Diego Business systems will be redirected to a webpage where they can enter additional emergency contact information. This process should take a couple of minutes at most.
If you already have up-to-date voice and text information in the system, you will not need to do anything. If you do not, we ask that you take the time to enter the additional information. While not mandatory, it ensures that you will receive important information via multiple channels in the event of an emergency. All contact information is maintained by UC San Diego and will only be used for emergency notifications.
To view and update your information anytime, log on to the Triton Alert portal at:
The Triton Alert system will undergo annual required testing during “The Great Shakeout” earthquake exercise on October 20, 2016 at 10:20 a.m. Results from the test will allow us to observe and record how fast the message was released and how effectively the message was delivered. The results will be posted to the Emergency Management web page at: http://blink.ucsd.edu/safety/emergencies/index.html
Your assistance in making Triton Alert a highly effective emergency notification system is appreciated.