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Posted on: April 2, 2017

Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren Testing Begins Monday


Boulder County will begin audible testing of the countywide emergency sirens beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 3rd. The test is the first of the monthly emergency audible siren tests which take place on the first Monday of each month from April through August.

The audible siren tests will occur twice on each testing day, at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., on April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3 and August 7. Outdoor emergency warning siren tests are intended to ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger. The tests also promote public awareness of the warning sirens located throughout Boulder County, including those in and servicing the Town of Erie.

Should Boulder County experience severe weather during one of the planned audible tests, the siren tests for that day may be cancelled.

The Town of Erie and Mountain View Fire Rescue (MVFR) have partnered to provide an outdoor warning notification sirens for MVFPR's Station 6, located at Erie Parkway and Bonanza Drive in the Grandview neighborhood and South Erie Station 8 located in Vista Ridge.

The sirens match others in operation throughout Boulder County and augments the siren located on 111th Street in Lafayette, which services southwestern Erie. Coordination and testing of the county-wide network of outdoor sirens is managed by the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (BOEM). Activation of the sirens is controlled through the Boulder County Communications Center, which dispatches all emergency communications for the Town of Erie.

The public is reminded that outdoor warning sirens are designed to alert those outdoors to seek shelter immediately and to listen to local news radio or television for essential emergency information. Outdoor sirens are not intended to alert those indoors.

For more information, visit the Town of Erie’s Emergency Preparedness page and Boulder County Office of Emergency Management.

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