What are the sirens used for? Why do they need to be tested? Take a look at this letter from the Office of Emergency Management which explains when the sirens are used.
- Siren testing is done on the first Saturday of the month, at 1 pm.
- Siren Testing runs from March through November.
- Please try to check into the net between 1200 and 1300hrs to annouce your siren location.
- The net operates on 147.260MHz. If you are not a licensed Ham radio operator, you are still welcome to participate by phone or text messaging your report. It is advisable you have a hand-held scanner to monitor 147.260 for information on the net.
- See the official letter from Genesee County for the 2014 Testing Schedule.
- Visit the Siren List to select Sirens.
- Priority for Checking sirens is recommended as:
- Not “Operational”
- Oldest ‘Checked Last’ first
- Any others
- You may check any siren you wish, If you are willing to travel, please follow the above suggestions.
- The sirens need to be checked as follows:
- The Siren horn rotates on it’s post. (not ALL sirens rotate)
- For the first stage, the Siren exhibits an up-and-down wailing.
- For the 2nd stage, the Siren exhibits a steady blast.
(There will be a slight up and down sound from the siren rotating)
- The siren blasts in the correct sequence.
- Anything else out of the ordinary.
- Report your observations to the Net Control, or by SMS/phone to 810-545-7260 and have a nice day.
- Green: Not checked this year
- Yellow: Checked 1 time this year
- Blue: Checked 2 or more times this year
- Black: Abandoned