Franklin & Marshall's siren system is designed to warn the College community about an emergency that is happening on campus. The warning siren is strategically located to cover the main campus and adjacent campus facilities.
When you hear the siren, please check your email or mobile device for instructions. The siren may sound for any number of imminent threats, including a weather emergency or report of campus violence that could pose a threat to personal safety. The siren will sound for a period of 5 seconds on, and 5 seconds off for 3 minutes.
Depending on the type of emergency, be prepared to take cover or evacuate your location. The College has specific protocols that individuals on campus should follow when the siren sounds to alert the campus to a range of emergencies.
Upon hearing a siren, or in any campus-wide emergency, access available information resources to obtain information related to the situation.
If you hear the emergency siren warning system, DO NOT CALL Public Safety, as it may flood phone lines and delay emegency response.
Franklin & Marshall has response guidlines for these emergencies:
For all emergencies, ensure you are in a safe location.