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Outdoor Warning Sirens

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Emergency Management has the responsibility for the operation of the forty-seven outdoor warning sirens located throughout Outagamie County. These sirens are tested weekly from March to November to determine their serviceability. This testing is done by radio at approximately 12:00 p.m. on those Saturdays. The results of these tests are reviewed and forwarded on to the contracted servicing agency to affect any repairs that may be necessary. During the winter the outdoor warning system will not be audibly tested, though silent tests will be performed throughout the winter season.

Once again it should be emphasized that these are outdoor warning devices and not designed to be heard inside closed buildings. All residents and business are encouraged to monitor NOAA weather radios.
If you are outside when the sirens sound, seek shelter immediately and turn on a TV to a local channel, local radio, or NOAA All-Hazard Weather Radio to be informed of the emergency. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 OR ANY OTHER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER UNLESS YOU HAVE EMERGENCY INFORMATION TO REPORT.

Emergency Management sells Midland 120WR weather radios pre-programmed to receive alerts for the Fox Valley area at $31.50. Radios can be purchased at the County Clerk’s Office, 410 S. Walnut St. Appleton (920-832-5077).