Safety Updates

Adopt an Outdoor Warning Siren

Residents can help improve our community's safety by "adopting" an outdoor warning siren. The sirens are activated for tornado warnings and potentially used in the event of other emergencies.

How the Program Works

Washington Township Fire Department conducts monthly checks of the 12 alert sirens located throughout Centerville/Washington Township. If you live near a siren, you can help make sure it's working properly by listening for the sound at the monthly testing time and contacting fire department dispatchers with test results. Siren testing takes place on the first Monday of every month at noon and requires approximately 15 to 30 minutes. (Siren testing for July will take place July 11 due to the holiday.)

For a siren to be considered successfully activated, volunteers will report on two actions: the siren must sound for the three (3) minutes of the test and must rotate 360 degrees. Two volunteers are needed per siren.

Siren Map & How to Volunteer

If you're interested in adopting a siren close to you, please call 433-3083 or email Plans Examiner/Inspector Craig Rauch.

Check the Washington Township map to see if an outdoor warning siren is near your home. Find it here.

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