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Emergency Communications Center

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Facilities Communications Center (FCC)

WHOI's Facilities Communications Center FCC is the answering point for outside calls and all communications on campus. FCC staff responds to all daily alarms throughout the institution and dispatches when necessary. Staff works with other Facility, EH&S and Communications employees. The center responds to 911 emergency calls connecting to Falmouth police and fire services while dispatching internal WHOI experienced EMS responders. The Communications Coordinator manages and implements early notification when a major incidence occurs or a campus wide communication is necessary.The FCC works in conjunction with the Facility Guards to ensure a safe environment for all WHOI campuses and employees.

Early Notification

As part of WHOI’s emergency planning process and in response to violent incidents at universities in the U.S., the Institution has implemented an emergency notification system through an outside provider, omnilertWHOI encourages all staff and students to register for this service. In emergency situations that require your immediate attention, text messages will be sent to registered staff and students.  Notifications will be sent in cases of violence at the Institution, severe weather conditions, campus closings and other similar types of significant events requiring urgent attention.

Notifications can be sent to cell phones, PDAs, and email accounts. To receive emergency messages, you must be registered.

To sign up or learn more go to the main Campus Notification web page

Sandy Tynan Telecommunications Supervisor (508) 289-2899 Smith Lobby
Brenda Rowell Senior Telecommunications Operator (508) 289-3159 Smith Lobby
Timmy Meissner Senior Telecommunications Operator (508) 289-3158 Smith Lobby
Isabel Penman Senior Telecommunications Operator (508) 289-3159 Smith Lobby
Clara Pires Telecommunications Operator 9508) 289-3159 Smith Lobby

Last updated: June 19, 2018

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