Boise State will test its BroncoAlert emergency notification system (ENS) on Thursday, Oct. 18.
The test will take place between 11:40 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. It will encompass text messaging, email, phones, mobile devices and the Boise State home page.
A test message will be sent out via email beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m. Anyone who has opted in to BroncoAlert also will receive messages on whatever devices they have signed up for. The message will announce “This is a test of the Boise State emergency notification system.” At approximately 11:59 a.m., an “all clear” message will be sent through a second BroncoAlert.
Only about 30 percent of students and 50 percent of faculty and staff have opted in to BroncoAlert this semester. Anyone who has not yet opted in will receive only an email during the test, although testing over the past year has determined that text messaging is the most efficient way to receive timely notification.
The university will send out emergency notifications for incidents such as weather, fire, evacuation, shelter-in-place and other critical emergency situations.
If you are interested in opting in prior to the test, go to the BroncoAlert webpage and follow the instructions to sign up through BroncoWeb.