Green Creek Fire Dept. reinstates emergency siren

Published 6:39 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Siren to be tested some Saturdays, 1 p.m.
The Green Creek Volunteer Fire Department has reinstated use of its emergency siren, located on top of the firehouse.
The purpose of the system is to alert the public about severe weather and national security threats.
The emergency alert system will be activated for system testing the first Saturday of April through September and bi-monthly at 1 p.m. in October through March (non-severe weather months).
The siren will be activated through the Green Creek Fire Department.
Emergencies when the system will be activated include a tornado warning, meaning a tornado has been visually confirmed and/or a tornado warning has been issued indicating that the southeastern portion of Polk County is in the path of an approaching tornado, or whenever any reported tornado sighting within the Green Creek Township is confirmed, according to the Green Creek Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Warning Activation System Policy.
The siren can also be activated in a civil defense situation when any situation occurs defined by the federal government as a threat to national security and the safety of the American public, including an imminent attack and uncontrollable wildfires, according to the policy.

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