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USC Updates Carolina Alert System

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Alert FM is a desktop receiver and sounds an alarm when an emergency concerning student safety happens on campus. Alert FM is a desktop receiver and sounds an alarm when an emergency concerning student safety happens on campus.

By: Rebecca Farmer

The University of South Carolina is giving its Carolina Alert system a $15,000 update by installing Alert F-M technology around campus.

Alert F-M will send out messages through WUSC's radio broadcast network in the case of an emergency that could involve student safety.

"Alert F-M would be used similar to text messaging when an event imposes an immediate risk to life safety or when we would need persons on campus to change their behavior, like evacuate or seek shelter immediately," said USC's Emergency Management Coordinator Vinny Bocchino.

Alert F-M will be used along with other campus safety programs, including text messaging alerts, USC's website, and the campus siren system.

The FM units will also be available for purchase by USC students and staff.

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