Azusa officials to test early warning siren

AZUSA — The city of Azusa is planning a test of its early warning siren along Highway 39 at the forest’s edge later this month, officials said.
The siren test will take place between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 30, Azusa police Sgt. Sam Fleming said in a written statement. The siren will sound in intervals of approximately five minutes.
In addition to familiarizing local residents with the siren system, the test will ensure the system is operational and that its connections to Azusa’s police dispatch center are working properly, Fleming said.
“The siren is intended to evacuate residents in close proximity to the mouth of the canyon in the event of a forest fire of flood,” Fleming said. “It is not expected that all residents would hear the siren if indoors, which is why the siren is complementary to Emergency Response Personnel announcements, as well as door-to-door notification as part of the City’s Emergency Response Procedures.”
The test is being coordinated by the Azusa Amateur Radio Communications Emergency Services, which is a group of local volunteers who provide emergency communications in the case of a disaster.

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