Emergency Notification Systems
The ability to quickly and effectively notify students, faculty, and staff of situations in progress is crucial to the safety and security of our community. In the event of a campus emergency, Azusa Pacific has systems in place to help notify the APU community about the situation and how they may need to respond.
Mass Notification System
During emergency situations on or near campus, Azusa Pacific will use a mass notification system to provide students, faculty, and staff critical notification updates and instructions via text message, email, and voicemail.
APU has contracted with Everbridge to provide this communication service. Students, faculty, and staff are strongly urged to provide contact information to the university for this system, and keep it up to date. Each year, the campus community will be reminded to update their information to ensure messages are sent to active phones and email addresses.
Public Address System
The APU public address system includes a siren and verbal instructions to help the community know how to respond in the event of an emergency. When you hear the siren, listen carefully for instructions on what to do next before reacting. For example, the message may include instructions to evacuate immediately, in the case of an earthquake or fire, or shelter-in-place, in the event of situations such as an active shooter or armed suspect on campus.
Installed in July 2009, APU’s public address system has speakers located on East Campus, West Campus, and Administration West. These speakers can be heard outdoors and in most buildings throughout the campus, and by APU’s immediate neighbors as well. The university tests the public address system on a regular basis.