University of Maine Police will test their emergency system today, including sounding their outdoor sirens on campus.

Don't be surprised today when the sirens go off at the University of Maine. Just remember that blurb that you hear on the radio, all too often. 'This is a test. This is only a test.'

The University of Maine has an emergency communications system, to alert students and staff of any situation on campus. The multi-faceted system includes outdoor sirens that will sound, should anything be amiss. In addition, the public can sign up for text messages that will give more information about what's going on. Plus, information about the incident is posted on the University's homepage and the UMaine portal. And one more access point is through your phone, where a recorded telephone message can be heard by dialing 207-581-INFO (4636).

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Today, University of Maine Police will conduct their annual test of the system, to make sure all facets are in good working order. This will include sounding the sirens at 1:00 in the afternoon, for several minutes.

Anyone interested in receiving the University of Maine's emergency notifications and alert can sign up on the UMaine website.

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