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Posted on: March 11, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Follow-up Outdoor Warning Siren Testing Wednesday, March 13

CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency (CJCEMA) will perform a follow-up test of our outdoor warning system on Wednesday, March 13 at noon.

Recently, the outdoor warning sirens and the radio dispatch system underwent upgrades in response to federal narrow-banding mandate. Technical problems with the reprogramming were diagnosed during last week’s test of the outdoor warning system and resulted in sirens either not responding or not responding as expected when tested from our secondary dispatch system. Tests from our primary dispatch system were successful.

Last week, representatives from CJCEMA, Motorola, Blue Valley Public Safety and Commenco conducted programming adjustments and limited testing of the outdoor warning system. This week’s test will be a full system test from both dispatch locations to ensure optimal redundancy within our dispatch system.

Please be advised that sirens will sound multiple times throughout Blue Springs, Grain Valley and Lake Tapawingo as the systems are tested and monitored. We thank you for your patience as we work to ensure our system is in peak condition for severe weather season.

The CJCEMA is an emergency management agency consisting of the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, the City of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lake Tapawingo and surrounding unincorporated areas. The EOC is located at the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District’s Training Facility and brings together representatives from Police, Fire, Public Works and Emergency Management agencies.

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