Severe Weather Sirens:
These sirens are intended to be heard only outdoors. When it looks like bad weather, you should only rely on TV, the internet, commercial radio or a weather radio to warn you of severe weather approaching.
The weather sirens are activated FOR TORNADO WARNINGS ONLY. They emit a steady tone for three minutes. When you hear the weather sirens, you should take cover immediately. Click here for suggestions on where to seek shelter.
If you cannot identify a siren and are concerned about severe weather, DO NOT CALL THE POLICE. Turn on your TV or radio for severe weather information.
There is no ‘All Clear’ siren. Monitor radio or TV to learn when it is safe to resume normal activities. If you hear the severe weather siren a second time, remain sheltered; it means a second warning is being issued.
Fire Department Sirens:
There is only one fire siren, located atop the fire department hose tower. Depending on where you live and the wind direction, you may or may not hear it.
City Fire: An up and down wail for up to three minutes, usually less.
Rural Fire: A steady tone for up to three minutes, usually less.
Neither of these tones has the intensity or grating quality of the weather warning sirens.
Noon Whistle: A single wail at 12:00 noon from atop the fire station.