September 22, 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 triggered to send timely information on the incident via email to all active students, faculty and staff via their official “@ucsd.edu” email address.
Beginning September 29, students, faculty and staff will be prompted to provide text and voice contact information or “Opt-out” of receiving emergency notifications via text or phone in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of the Triton Alert system. Users logging on to UC San Diego systems via Single Sign-on (SSO) will be redirected to a webpage where they can enter additional emergency contact information or “Opt-out” of receiving emergency notifications via text or phone. This process should take a couple of minutes at most.
This contact information will be maintained by UC San Diego and only used for emergency notifications or our annual test of the Triton Alert system. Students, faculty and staff will be required to update their contact information every year to the date of their last update and are encouraged to update the information any time it changes.
To view and update your information anytime, log on to the Triton Alert Portal at http://go.ucsd.edu/2bJK6Fy
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 capture and evaluate how effectively the message was delivered. The results will be posted to the Emergency Management (http://blink.ucsd.edu/safety/emergencies/index.html) webpage.
If you have questions, contact UC San Diego Emergency Manager, Dismas Abelman, via email Dabelman@ucsd.edu or phone 858-534-5451.
Your assistance in making Triton Alert a highly effective emergency notification system is greatly appreciated.