3/6/17 – High Wind Warning & Red Flag Warning Issued

For Monday, March 6, 2017 a High Wind Warning has been issued from 6:00am to 6:00pm.  Winds 35-40mph are forecast, with gusts to 55mph possible.  

Preparedness actions:
– Secure loose items outdoors, including lawn furniture and decorations
– Use extra caution if traveling on roadways perpendicular to the wind direction

There will also be a Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00am to 7:00pm on Monday due to increased fire danger with the strong winds, low humidity, and dry fuels.

Preparedness actions:
– Use extreme caution with any ignition sources, including disposing of smoking materials in   appropriate containers
– Report any new fire starts immediately by calling 911 immediately

3/5/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

Another Red Flag Warning has been issued for Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 10:00am to 7:00pm.  Dry conditions will continue, but winds will be stronger on Sunday.  Continue to be vigilant with potential ignition sources, and report new fire starts immediately.

Additionally, Monday’s conditions look to be favorable for increased fire conditions as well, and therefore a Fire Weather Watch has been issued.  Stay up to date with the most recent forecast information by visiting www.weather.gov/pub

3/4/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

A Red Flag Warning, for increased fire danger, has been issued for Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  Warm temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds will combine to create conditions favorable for rapid fire growth and spread.  Use extreme caution with any potential ignition sources, and report new fire starts immediately by calling 911.

2/27/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Tuesday, Febrary 27, 2017 from 11:00am to 6:00pm.  Low humidity and strong winds will combine for increase fire danger.  Use extreme caution with potential ignition sources, dispose of all smoking materials in appropriate containers, and report new fire starts immediately.

2/22/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 11:00am to 6:00pm.  Low humidity and strong winds will combine for increase fire danger.  Use extreme caution with potential ignition sources, dispose of all smoking materials in appropriate containers, and report new fire starts immediately.

2/21/17 – Red Flag Warning Issued

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Tuesday February 21, 2017 from 11:00am to 6:00pm.  Use extreme caution with potential ignition sources, dispose of smoking materials in appropriate containers, and report new fire starts immediately by calling 911.

2/10/17 – REMINDER: TEST of the UCCSAlerts System Today at Noon

As a REMINDER, a scheduled test of our campus emergency notification system, UCCSAlerts, will take place TODAY, Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:00pm.  The intent of this semester test is two-fold:

  • To test and evaluate the system during a non-emergency event to ensure all aspects and methods of delivery are functioning as expected
  • To provide an opportunity for our campus community to review and/or update their registration information, and to ensure your anticipated methods of receiving the alerts are functioning properly (ie – cell phone, email, etc)

The test message will be sent using all methods of delivery, to include:

  • Text message
  • Email
  • Voice
  • Designated social media channels
  • Website banners

Designated classroom, assembly area, and customer service desks WILL receive a call to test their functionality of using voice alerts.  The caller ID should read “UCCS Police”.  While this may cause a very brief interruption, particularly in the classroom settings, we want to emphasize the importance of testing these capabilities during non-emergent times.

We want to encourage everyone to review and update their registration information in the UCCSAlerts system ahead of Friday’s test.  To access your registration:

  • Visit uccs.edu
  • Scroll down to the bottom-center of the page, click on “Emergency Information”, and once taken to the UCCS Alerts page you will find a tab labeled “Alert Sign Up”
  • You will find instructions for accessing your registration information

If there is a “real” emergency, or other potential need to send an alert on Friday, the test will be postponed to the following Friday.  If you have questions or concerns regarding today’s test, your registration information, or the emergency notification system in general, contact Tim Stoecklein, Program Director of Emergency Management, via email at tstoeckl@uccs.edu, or via phone at 719.255.3106.

2/7/17 – TEST of the UCCSAlerts System This Friday at Noon

A scheduled test of our campus emergency notification system, UCCSAlerts, will take place this Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:00pm.  The intent of this semester test is two-fold:

  • To test and evaluate the system during a non-emergency event to ensure all aspects and methods of delivery are functioning as expected
  • To provide an opportunity for our campus community to review and/or update their registration information, and to ensure your anticipated methods of receiving the alerts are functioning properly (ie – cell phone, email, etc)

The test message will be sent using all methods of delivery, to include:

  • Text message
  • Email
  • Voice
  • Designated social media channels
  • Website banners

Designated classroom, assembly area, and customer service desks WILL receive a call to test their functionality of using voice alerts.  The caller ID should read “UCCS Police”.  While this may cause a very brief interruption, particularly in the classroom settings, we want to emphasize the importance of testing these capabilities during non-emergent times.

We want to encourage everyone to review and update their registration information in the UCCSAlerts system ahead of Friday’s test.  To access your registration:

  • Visit uccs.edu
  • Scroll down to the bottom-center of the page, click on “Emergency Information”, and once taken to the UCCS Alerts page you will find a tab labeled “Alert Sign Up”
  • You will find instructions for accessing your registration information

If there is a “real” emergency, or other potential need to send an alert on Friday, the test will be postponed to the following Friday.  If you have questions or concerns regarding Friday’s test, your registration information, or the emergency notification system in general, contact Tim Stoecklein, Program Director of Emergency Management, via email at tstoeckl@uccs.edu, or via phone at 719.255.3106.