Alerting Residents and Visitors to an Emergency
At noon on Saturday we often test the sirens. Please disregard sirens exactly at noon on Saturday unless they run repeatedly.
We will be working on the siren system in the coming weeks. Tests will only be 1-4 cycles at least 10 minutes apart.
Should an emergency occur without warning our office's biggest challenge is the timely alerting of residents and visitors to the existence of the emergency and the response they should take. Such emergencies are rare, but when they do occur it becomes critical to get everyone's attention. A principle element of this alerting plan is our system of sirens.
- A single siren cycle is a First Aid Squad call
- Several cycles of the siren is a Fire Department call
- Many cycles of the siren is a GENERAL WARNING to all persons. If you hear the sirens run for many cycles or for an extended period of time you should immediately seek additional information. You can obtain that information from a number of sources:
- The borough's AM Radio Station at 1610 on the AM band
- This, the OEM, page of the borough website
- Dial 911
- Tune into a local Radio and/or TV station
We will update these resources as quickly as possible to inform people what to do to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their property.
In addition, you can subscribe to PGNotify Emergency Alerts which will send you an email in the event of an emergency. If you'd like these alerts sent via SMS/text, that can be done as well.
OEM Coordinator: Kingsley HillDeputy Coordinators: John McDermott; Scott Hanna, DPW Manager