Emergency Warnings and Communication

Effective communication is critical in any emergency situation. Emergency notifications are sent directly from the University's Police Dispatch. KUMC has a multilayered approach to communication, which is made up of numerous systems to ensure you get the most up-to-date and accurate information. Our goal with redundancy is that all campus personnel receive the emergent message and take appropriate action!


RAVE Emergency Text Messages - Now available to all University, Hospital, and Affiliate personnel on our campuses!

As a campus we utilize Rave Text Messaging to send accurate and up-to-date information in emergency situations (i.e. University weather closures, Tornado Warning, etc.). To ensure you are receiving these important messages, make sure your information is updated using the instructions below. If you have questions or concerns please email University Emergency Management at uem@kumc.edu

To troubleshoot an issue, sign up for Rave, or to make updates to your account, click on the (+) of your affiliation below. 

  • University Faculty, Staff, and Employee Information
    • Sign into Identity Management here: http://myIdentity.kumc.edu using your KUMC Network ID and and password.
    • Upon sign in, you will see information on how to fill out the Rave Profile.
    • Click "University Employee Profile" on the left side bar.
    • Click "Edit your Information" on the top of the page.
    • Ensure your Cellular Phone number is updated and accurate in this format: xxx-xxx-xxxx (use dashes).
    • Add your Cellular Service Provider.
    • Enter an additional cellular phone number if you have a second phone or would like a family member or friend to also receive messages in an emergency.
    • To receive Rave Alerts ENSURE that "False" is marked. If "True is marked you WILL NOT receive emergency alert messages. 
    • Enter your alpha pager number if it supports alpha/text paging.
    • Make sure you click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page to update your information. If you do not "Save Changes" the information will not be stored. 
    • For questions, email University Emergency Management at: uem@kumc.edu.   

  • University Student Information 
    • As a student you should already be opted in - if you are a student who is also a University or Hospital employee, follow the employee instructions.
    • To ensure you are opted in or to update your information, sign into RAVE here.
    • Enter your KUMC Network ID and password (the same as when you log on to the network).
    • Click "Emergency Contact Info".
    • From this page you can opt in, opt out, or update your information.
    • Make sure ALL 3 steps are complete (there are boxes that show which step you are on).
    • The last page is where the SAVE button is that YOU MUST DO to save your phone number so that it can get fed to RAVE. 
    • Students who have opted out should see "You are not currently subscribed to receive emergency notification messages. [Opt-In]" on your enroll and pay homepage. 
    • For questions, email University Emergency Management at: uem@kumc.edu.   

  • Hospital Information 
    • Sign into Identity Management here: http://myIdentity.kumc.edu using your Hospital Network ID and password.
    • Upon sign in, you will see information on how to fill out the Rave Profile.
    • Click "Hospital Enrollment Profile" on the left side bar.
    • Click "Edit your Information" on the top of the page.
    • Ensure your Cellular Phone number is updated and accurate in this format: xxx-xxx-xxxx (use dashes).
    • Add your Cellular Service Provider.
    • To receive Rave Alerts ENSURE that "False" is marked. If "True is marked you WILL NOT receive emergency alert messages. 
    • Enter an additional cellular phone number if you have a second phone or would like a family member or friend to also receive messages in an emergency.
    • Enter your alpha pager number if it supports alpha/text paging.
    • Make sure you click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page to update your information.
    •  If you do not 
      "Save Changes" the information will not be stored. 
    • For questions, email University Emergency Management at: uem@kumc.edu.   

  • Affiliate Information (i.e. Endowment, Credit Union, etc.)

    • Go to this site: https://www.getrave.com/login/kumc.
    • Click the "Register" button on the right.
    • Create your account by entering the information the site asks for.
    • The site will confirm your phone number.
    • For questions, email University Emergency Management at: uem@kumc.edu

      **NEW: Download the RAVE Guardian App - This is different from Rave Text messaging. 

Check out the Guardian page for more information.    Rave Guardian App


Alertus

  • Alertus Beacons are located throughout University buildings. In an emergency (i.e. tornado warning) the beacons will siren, light up, and have an emergency message on the screen.

  • Computer Screen Pop-ups will pop-up on all network connected computers (not laptops). The Alert will stay on the screen until "all clear" is given or until the computer user hits the "acknowledge" button located at the bottom of the alert.

Alertus Beacon

Alertus Popup


Email

As student, faculty, and staff of KUMC, you may receive quite a bit of email - two to pay attention to are: "EMERGENCY ALERT" emails and "CRITICAL INFORMATION" emails.

  • Emergency Alert Emails are utilized for situations which involve potentially serious disruptions of regular activities or threats to the health and well-being of faculty, staff, or students. These emails are sent in conjunction with Alertus and Rave messages (as shown above).

  • Critical Information is used to:

    • Advise the KUMC community of current or imminent situations that may require some action on your part, inconvenience you, or require your increased vigilance for non-violent crime.

    • Significant changes in University policy, procedure, or operations of general interest and broad potential impact.

    • As a follow up to Emergency Alert Emails, with additional information. 


Fire Alarm System

The only emergency where you will not receive one of the above is a fire. Our Fire Alarm System will warn you of a fire. University standard in business occupancies is to evacuate to your Emergency Assembly Area (EAA). Your EAA is found in your building emergency plan.

Last modified: Jun 29, 2016
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