News & Highlights

Important Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information

Posted: September 9, 2019 at 3:08 pm, Last Updated: September 14, 2020 at 10:59 am

Dear Patriots, You have either heard of or experienced last month’s erroneous active threat announcement. Fortunately, this was not a real event, but instead an error caused by an external vendor which has been resolved.  For more information about this situation, please visit our advisories page.  Many members of our community reacted quickly using their training […]

Campus Fire Safety Month

Posted: September 6, 2019 at 10:54 am, Last Updated: September 14, 2020 at 1:44 pm

September is Campus Fire Safety Month, and the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) is pleased to use this opportunity to remind the Mason community of a few essential fire safety tips. In addition to the advice below, EHS encourages you to review the university’sFire Safety Plan, which describes roles and responsibilities, policies, and procedures designed […]

Active Threat Message Error

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 11:53 am

Dear Mason Community, This morning, our community received an alert that there was a dangerous person on our campus. This was an error. The message was sent inadvertently by one of the university’s emergency notification system software vendors. It was not initiated by anyone on our campus. There was never a threat reported on the […]

Heat Safety Tips and Resources

Posted: July 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm

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University Landline 911 Calls to be Transferred to Local County Police Agencies

Posted: June 25, 2019 at 11:16 am

This summer, 911 calls placed from university landline phones will start being transferred directly to local county police agencies. This modification will ensure uniformity in all Fire/EMS and Police 911 calls, as all cell/mobile 911 calls are currently answered by the local police agencies. Should you dial 911 from a university landline, the local police agency will transfer your […]