Why are the Severe Weather Sirens going off?

The Severe Weather sirens sound for testing purposes on the first Saturday of the month at 1 pm from March through November. They also sound when severe weather is present in the immediate area, which means Take cover. Testing does not occur when severe weather is present, to avoid confusion. When the sirens sound it is a 3-minute blast. There is no all-clear signal. The siren will continue on 3-minute intervals as long as there is a threat from severe weather.

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1. When are consumer fireworks permitted?
2. What is my Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating?
3. I live just outside of the City -- Why is my ISO rating different from the City’s?
4. Where is my closest fire hydrant?
5. Do you offer CPR Classes?
6. Do you offer instructions on how to properly install a car seat?
7. How often should I change my smoke alarm battery?
8. How often should I replace my smoke alarm?
9. Can I bring my child in to see the fire trucks?
10. Do I need to call the fire station before I burn?
11. Can I have a campfire?
12. Does the fire department fill swimming pools?
13. I have some stuffed animals -- Can the fire department use them?
14. What type of smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detector does the Fire Department recommend?
15. Do you accept hazardous materials (batteries, mercury, etc.)?
16. How do I know which fire department will respond to my address?
17. Are you hiring? How can I become a firefighter?
18. How far is the fire station from my house? How long will it take the fire department to respond to my emergency?
19. Why are the Severe Weather Sirens going off?
20. Where is the fire station located? Are you the one on Owen Road?
21. I live in an apartment complex. Is it ok to have my barbecue grill on the balcony?
22. My carbon monoxide alarm is sounding. What should I do?
23. I had a fire at my residence last week. How do I go about getting a copy of the Incident Report for my insurance company? Is there a charge for this report?
24. Can you tell me if the Fire Department has any records regarding environmental issues at this particular location? (Underground gas tanks, spills, etc.)