Albany County Siren System Test Scheduled for Friday
Folks in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany should expect to hear emergency sirens Friday morning. Don't fret -- it's only a test.
Albany County's Outdoor Warning Siren system is tested on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. There's always a chance that the test will be canceled due to inclement weather, but the Friday forecast looks good.
Here's more information about the test from Aimee Binning, emergency management coordinator for Albany County...
The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday June 3, 2016, for all Albany County Sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany. The warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of 1 to 3 minutes.
During an actual emergency, when residents hear the sirens they should take cover immediately and tune into a local radio, television station or their weather radio to receive additional emergency information. The CodeRED system will also be used to give information to residents in an emergency; however CodeRED is an optional service that residents may signup for. Residents should not call 911 or local emergency officials for information as this tie’s up telephone lines needed for emergency operations. The sirens are an all-hazards emergency warning system and are intended to warn residents of any life threatening situation in the area.
For further information on siren locations along with frequently asked questions about the sirens, please contact the Albany County Emergency Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-721-1815
Cancellation of the test may occur due to inclement weather.