On the first Wednesday of each month at 09:30 local time, Henry County EMA performs an audible test of the 48 warning sirens in Henry County. The purpose of this test is to give the communities an opportunity to hear the siren and acclimate themselves to the warning in the event a situation should occur where a siren sounds and citizens should seek shelter immediately. Therefore if there is hazardous weather present in the county at the time the audible test is normally run, they will scrub the audible test.
During the monthly meeting, a group begins to form and the County EMA presents the club with a list of sirens that they would like us to check. (If any) If no one lives or works near one of those sirens, a rover is asked to post at or near the siren to confirm audible function during the test.
Please Join Us!
All active amateurs in or near Henry County who are available on the first Wednesday morning of the month are asked to please participate! It's not difficult.
What does it sound like
For those who have never heard the siren test or an active siren warning in Henry County, the test siren is about a one minute period where the siren winds up, sounds at a consistent tone for a period of about 30 seconds and then winds down. It should sound very similar to the siren in the video .(Sound starts at 59 seconds if you want to skip ahead)
If a siren does not wind up, or wind down correctly, it is defective even if it is sounding loudly.
Siren Frequently Asked Questions