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Posted on: June 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Additional Outdoor Warning Siren Testing – Thursday, June 15

CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency (CJCEMA) will conduct an additional outdoor warning siren test at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 15 to troubleshoot issues discovered while testing the back-up activation system, weather pending.  Please be advised that sirens may sound multiple times as crews work to troubleshoot the backup activation system.

CJCEMA conducted its regularly scheduled monthly outdoor warning siren test on Wednesday, June 7.  Testing of the primary activation system performed as scheduled, but the backup system failed to activate all sirens within the district.

“Our primary dispatch system will allow us to activate the system in the event of severe weather, but redundancy in any system is important,” said Eddie Saffell, Central Jackson County Emergency Management.  “We will be testing both the primary and backup systems on June 15 with technicians on hand to repair any issues that arise.  Outdoor warning sirens are not intended to be heard indoors – I encourage everyone to sign up for our Nixle notification system which sends alerts to your smartphones and to have a weather radio in their homes.”

Residents are encouraged to sign up for CJCEMA’s Nixle emergency notification & weather warning system by visiting www.nixle.com.  To learn how to better prepare yourself, family or business in the event of a disaster, visit www.preparemetrokc.org.

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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