County test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System, IPAWS System and CodeRed

Public Service Announcement

NEWS RELEASE - (March 27, 2017)

 

The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system, Code Red and IPAWS System promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday April 7,2017 for all Albany County Sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany. The outdoor warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of 1 to 3 minutes.  The IPAWS test will only go out to the media that have elected to receive EAS Messages.  

The Albany County Outdoor Warning system auditory warns citizens that are outside of an emergency. When residents hear the sirens they should take cover immediately and tune into a local radio or television station to receive additional emergency information.  Residents should not call 911 or local emergency officials for information as this tie’s up telephone lines needed for emergency operations.  The sirens are an all-hazards emergency warning system and are intended to warn residents of any life threatening situation in the area.

IPAWS will be testing the messaging to media partners through the AES.

CodeRed is an elective service that Albany County Citizens may sign up for.  The service is used to send emergency notifications and alerts to our citizens.  To sign up for the service citizens may go the the City of Laramie or Albany County Websites.  If citizens have questions they should contact the Albany County Emergency Manager at the number listed below.

For further information on siren locations along with frequently asked questions about the sirens or code red, please contact the Albany County Emergency Manager at ema@co.albany.wy.us or 307.721.1815.

 

Posted by IT Department March 27, 2017 Categories: EMA PSA
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