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January 23, 2013

More emergency sirens operate in new test

GREENVILLE — A new test of the City of Greenville’s emergency warning sirens showed some improvement.

After just four of the seven sirens were reported operational Tuesday, Greenville Fire Chief Doug Caison said a test conducted Wednesday had more positive results.

“There were five of the seven working today,” Caison said.

Wednesday’s test was sought by City Manager Steven Alexander, after Caison delivered a status report concerning the siren system during Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting. Alexander also ordered emergency repairs to be conducted on entire system as needed.

The tests are normally conducted at 10 a.m. during the first Thursday of each month.

A fire engine is set up at four of the seven locations to make sure the sirens are working properly. At three other sites, the emergency dispatch calls a pre-determined business to see if the sirens were heard. Internal tests are performed throughout the month and prior to severe weather to check the sirens’  performance status.

“They are also going to test them weekly through the dispatch system, which is not audible,” said City of Greenville Public Information Officer Lori Philyaw.

The sirens are located at:

— Graham Park, 800 Walnut Street

— Middleton Park, Spencer/Gibbons

— Wright Park, 5501 Highway 69 South

— Sports Park, 3901 Leo Hackney Boulevard

— Oak Creek Park, 10000 Aerobic Lane

— L-3 Communications, 10000 Jack Finney Boulevard (two sirens)

The outdoor sirens are designed to create an audible sound to alert people who are most likely outside of life threatening events, and are not designed to alert people in buildings or vehicles.

The city also uses the CodeRED system to warn citizens of major weather events. CodeRED is an automatic telephone notification system that can dial up to 60,000 numbers per hour.

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