Quarterly Storm Siren Testing
 
By Chief Robert Glenn
April 14, 2020
 

Erie County Department of Public Safety will be conducting a Quarterly Municipal Disaster/Storm Siren Test for Erie County on:
Wednesday, April 15th 2020
12:00 City of Corry
12:15 Union City
12:30 West County, Edinboro and McKean
12:45 Mill Village
This test is done four times a year to ensure that in the event of weather related emergency the siren operates properly.
The difference between the fire siren and the weather siren is the following:
Fire Siren: Fire siren goes off in the event the fire company is dispatched for a fire, motor vehicle accident or rescue situation. It cycles up and down for a total of three short bursts.
Storm Siren: Storm siren goes off in the event of severe weather to notify the general public to seek immediate shelter and tune into NOAA weather radio or other media sources for information. The siren is activated and will sound for (3) one minute cycles that will sound a minute apart.

 
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