Emergency Alarms to be tested Friday June 25
ALARM SIRENS TO BE TESTED FRIDAY (TODAY)
The Testing of Emergency Sirens will be held throughout the day on Friday June 25 in Cicero.
Cicero officials urged residents to be aware and not be alarmed.
It’s not an emergency.
It is scheduled maintenance and testing of the systems that will take place randomly between 7 AM and 6 PM at various times.
What Do the Sirens Mean?
Most systems use two siren tones.
- Alert: A single tone signifying an emergency alert. This signal may be used to inform the community of an emergency or disaster, including a severe storm, tornado warning (not a tornado watch), earthquake, chemical hazard/hazardous material incident, extreme winds, or biological hazard.
- Attack: An up-and-down, rising and falling tone to signify there is a homeland security or attack emergency. This signal would be used if community officials were notified by federal and/or state government officials of an actual or impending attack on the local community.
- All Clear: Many communities do not use an All Clear signal. Tune in to your local news agencies and listen for notification from city officials regarding the emergency.
Sirens are normally tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.