Albany County residents need not be concerned by the sirens they will hear at 10:00 a.m. Friday.

A steady signal will sound for one to three minutes when the Albany County Emergency Management Agency tests the Code Red System and the Outdoor Warning Siren system for all sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany.  There is a chance that inclement weather may force the test to be cancelled.

The Albany County Outdoor Warning system is an all-hazards emergency notification system intended to warn residents of any local life-threatening situation.

When residents hear the sirens in an actual emergency, the Emergency Management Agency says residents should take cover immediately and tune into a local radio or television station to receive additional emergency information.

The agency says in such an event people should not call 911 or local emergency officials to get information – that would tie up telephone lines needed for emergency operations.

More information is available from the Albany County Emergency Manager at or 721-1815.