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Chris Williams                               CERT & Citizen Corps Coordinator       (614) 794-0213


chriswilliams@franklincountyohio.gov
Siren Watch Program
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Angelo Nocera, Siren Watch Team Leader

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Siren Watch Program

About the Siren Watch Program

The Franklin County Siren Watch Program is a key element to ensuring all outdoor warning sirens in the Franklin County Warning Siren System are working properly.  It is of paramount importance to all 42 jurisdictions that the outdoor warning siren system is ready to activate at a moment’s notice to warn citizens outdoors of potential hazards and alert them to take immediate protective action. Siren Watchers are a force multiplier and provide an invaluable service in keeping the Franklin County Warning Siren System operating at 100 percent.  Is your community outdoor warning siren being monitored every Wednesday at noon?

Volunteer for the Franklin County Siren Watch Program 

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that only takes five minutes a week and you can do from work or home? Siren Watchers monitor and report on one assigned outdoor warning siren every Wednesday after the noon test (weather permitting). Reports are completed online or by phone.  FCEM&HS staff monitors your reports and investigates any potential system errors. We understand that occasionally you may not be able to report due to work, travel or other personal reasons. For more information or to register to become a weekly siren watcher, simply click the links below.

Siren Watch Reporting

Interactive Siren Watcher Mapping System

FCEM&HS now offers an interactive online mapping system to report weekly siren information. Through the interactive Siren Watcher Mapping System, siren watchers who monitor an assigned outdoor warning siren each week during the Wednesday noon test can report their results within seconds.

Link to Franklin County Siren Watcher Mapping System pageTo utilize this system, you will need to obtain a password. Please email Angelo Nocera, Siren Watch Team Leader at sswatche@franklincountyohio.gov
to request a password.  After receiving a login username and password click on the Franklin County Siren Watcher logo (on this page or on the FCEM&HS Home page) or follow this link to enter the mapping system page.  You will be asked to enter the login credentials that you have been given.  

Siren Watchers can also continue to report siren information online through the same reporting system that has been available in the past.  Simply click the link below to fill out the online form.  You may also call us at (614)794-0213.

Online Weekly Siren Report

Siren Watchers are reminded a voice test is conducted the first Wednesday of each month.

The outdoor warning system is one of nine core competencies of FCEM&HS. The outdoor warning system is a civil defense function and is authorized by law in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 5502.21).

For more information, contact Angelo Nocera, Siren Watch Team Leader at swwatche@franklincountyohio.gov 

 or call FCEM&HS at (614) 794-0213.

Siren Watch Volunteers may contact Angelo by phone on Wednesdays from 9am until 2pm.
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