Four 'Talk-a-Phone' towers to be used in the event of an emergency have been installed on the South Seattle Community College campus.
'Talk-a-phone' towers installed on SSCC campus will serve for emergencies
Four Talk-a-phone towers were recently installed on the South Seattlee Community College campus grounds to enable communications in case of an emergency.
"We currently have a campus alert system that a minimal amount of students sign up for so we looked at ways to communicate with students, faculty, visitors, and staff while on the campus grounds in case of an emergency," said James Lewis head of SSCC security.
The towers are located on the SW corner of the Robert Smith building, SE of the Jerry Brockey building between the tennis court and the Brockey Center, on the lawn West of University Center, and one on the lawn across the North gatehouse.
Each tower has speakers and a push button phone to reach security. There are five other speakers located across campus making a total of nine speakers, the push button phone does not broadcast over the speaker but dials directly to the security phone.
The towers have broadcast capability in case of an emergency and will be used during some if not all of the quarterly emergency preparedness drills; this part of the system is set up in the SSCC command center and back-up command center.