The Office of Homeland Security offers Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and Wireless Priority Service (WPS) to support national leadership; federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments; first responders; and other authorized national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) users. These services are intended to be used in an emergency or crisis situation when the landline and/or wireless networks are congested and the probability of completing a normal call is reduced.

Persons at Chicago State University who were eligible for this service were issued a GETS card and instruction pamphlet.  You should practice making GETS/WPS calls to familiarize yourself with the procedure in times of emergency or crisis.