Emergency Siren Installation, Test Week of May 4

TAMPA, Fla. (April 30, 2009) – The Office of Public Safety has announced that USF is in the late stages of installing an Emergency Notification System (ENS) on the Tampa campus.


The ENS consists of eight emergency warning stations, each with a siren, loudspeaker and clear strobe light.

During the week of May 4, an important wiring installation will take place. There may be some related noise during this process, to include chimes, short siren blasts, or voice tests on the loudspeakers. Workers will attempt to keep related disruptions to a minimum.


Once the ENS installation is completed, basic information will be disseminated to the university community, to include a public demonstration facilitated by President Genshaft and other campus leaders, which is scheduled to take place early in the fall semester.


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The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded more than $360 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2007/2008. The university offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The university has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 46,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.