Paducah, KY – Six thousand students who attend West Kentucky Community and Technical College now can receive emergency alerts on their cell phones. It's part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's new network, the Safety Notification Alert Process or SNAP. Public Relations Director Janett Blythe says as of this semester all faculty and staff receive up to the minute computer and phone alerts during potential emergencies on campus. She says students and staff can also sign up for text message notifications.
Here at our local campus, we plan on using the SNAP system when there's a fire, when there's some type of hostage situation, bomb threat, anything like that. Actually, even delaying classes or closing of classes is when we will use it.
Blythe says many students have already registered for SNAP. She says so far the local campus has not had to use the system.