County-wide Test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System Set

By: Patricia H.

The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday July 3rd  2015 for all Albany County Sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany. The warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of 1 to 3 minutes.

During an actual emergency, when residents hear the sirens they should take cover immediately and tune into a local radio or television station or their weather radio to receive additional emergency information.  The CodeRED system will also be used to give information to residents; however CodeRED is an optional service that residents may sign up for.

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.

For further information on siren locations along with frequently asked questions about the sirens and CodeRED, please contact the Albany County Emergency Manager at ema@co.albany.wy.us or phone 307-721-1815.  Cancellation of the test may occur due to inclement weather