HPU to test sirens, emergency preparedness system on Wednesday

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High Point University

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point University will hold a routine test for its sirens and emergency preparedness system at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. It is standard practice for the university to test the system on the first Wednesday of each semester after classes resume.

The testing includes the sounding of university sirens and test messages sent via text, voicemail and email to all students, faculty and staff on campus who are automatically enrolled in the system at the beginning of each year.

“High Point University is committed to a comprehensive security and emergency preparedness plan,” says Jeff Karpovich, CPP, chief of security and transportation at HPU. “Testing our systems regularly allows us to maintain a safe environment for our students, as well as the community around us.”

The university held a full-scale security exercise in May that included local agencies such as the High Point Police Department, High Point Fire Department, Guilford County Emergency Management and several others.