Heads Up: CWI to Conduct Emergency Alert Test

Published: November 7, 2023

College of Western Idaho (CWI) will conduct a test of its alert notification system, CWI Alerts, to help ensure the CWI community is notified of any potential emergency situations. The test will take place on Friday, Nov. 17, at approximately 4 p.m.

CWI uses RAVE Mobile Safety to inform students, employees, and the extended College community of critical situations. The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges that receive federal funding to have a way to quickly notify students, faculty, and staff in the case of a hazardous situation on their campus.

Employees and students are automatically enrolled to receive alerts to their CWI email and any phone numbers provided when joining the College. To ensure the safety of the CWI community and provide timely emergency messages, it is important that current contact information is provided. Students and employees can update their contact information by visiting the CWI Alerts page.

CWI partners and friends may also sign up to receive CWI Alerts. The service is free, but text messaging fees may be charged from cellular providers.

CWI Alerts are only used for critical circumstances including severe weather, snow closures, utility failure, hazardous material spills, violent incidents, and other situations with the potential to affect the health or safety of people on campus.

In an actual emergency, a short message would be sent advising recipients of the emergency and recommendations on what to do to remain as safe as possible. It would be followed up with further messaging as information develops. When it is determined the threat is no longer imminent, the College will send out a final text stating that and where people can visit for more detailed information.

For those with questions or in need of more information, please email communications@cwi.edu.

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