Outdoor Warning Siren

The city of Oakwood owns and operates an outdoor warning siren located at 30 Park Avenue which is activated by Public Safety Dispatchers. This siren emits a constant, oscillating tone used to notify people outdoors of impending danger in order to seek shelter (e.g. tornado).Outdoor Warning Siren

When the siren is activated, you should:

  • Seek shelter immediately in an interior room or basement.
  • Tune to radio or TV broadcast for further information.

Before disaster strikes, you should:

  • Have a family emergency plan in place.
  • As part of your emergency plan, consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Alert Radio.

Outdoor Warning Siren FAQs

When is the siren tested?

The siren is tested at 12:00 pm the first Monday of every month.

How long is the test?

The siren duration is one minute.

When is the siren activated?

The siren is activated by Oakwood Public Safety dispatchers when the National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning for Montgomery County, Ohio.

Can you turn up the volume of the siren?

No, the siren is intended to warn people who are outdoors of impending danger in order to seek shelter.

Can you turn the volume of the siren down?

No, the siren covers a specific area; if you live close to the siren, it may be louder to you than someone farther away.

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