Appalachian Campus Emergency Siren Test To Be Conducted Wednesday May 2, 2018

Last Updated on April 30, 2018 2:10 pm

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, May 2.

Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard online at

Appalachian uses the hi/low tone for emergencies, discontinuous air horn for tests of the system and the alert tone for all-clear signal.

For more information about the university’s AppState ALERT voice/text/email notification system, visit

The next scheduled date for the siren test is June 6. Although campus siren tests are typically conducted on the first Wednesday of each month, the siren test for July will take place on July 11 to avoid disrupting activities in Boone on Independence Day.

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