To enhance the safety of staff and visitors to the Los Angeles Community College District Educational Services Center (ESC), the District has selected the AlertU platform to implement an emergency messaging system (EMS) to provide staff and members of the community with cell phone based text messaging in case of an emergency.
The LACCD AlertU EMS is a web-based system intended for emergency text messaging only, using short message service (SMS) technology. The LACCD AlertU system provides for two-way communication with any subscriber who may be involved or observing an emergency situation in real-time.
Use of the LACCD AlertU system is open to all individuals who conduct business or attend meetings at the ESC. The LACCD AlertU system is completely voluntary and the user will need to Opt-in to enable his/her personal cell phone to send and received messages in the case of an emergency. LACCD AlertU subscribers can Opt-out at any time to discontinue the emergency messaging service.
Test messages will be sent to each user four times per year to insure the integrity of the system and each user will be charged standard text messaging rates by their cell phone service provider. To subscribe to the LACCD AlertU message system, or to find out more about it, just click on the link or button below.