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What to Do When You Hear Warning Sirens --
When emergency alert sirens are sounded at times other than scheduled testing times, do not call 9-1-1 in an attempt to determine why they were activated. Immediately seek a place of shelter and tune to public television or radio broadcast channels for storm information and "all clear" signals. If the sirens are activated, the reasons for their activation will be covered in news broadcasts. In such an instance, Village public safety personnel are deployed to address emergencies. All phone lines need to be free to address true emergency response scenarios as opposed to curiosity calls. Buffalo Grove monitors its outdoor warning system with two tests. One takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 A.M. The other, a briefer test, takes place every Tuesday at Noon.
-- Community Information (May 30, 2003):

The Buffalo Grove Emergency Management Agency -- The Village currently has 6 sirens for the warning system. These sirens are located at or near:

  • Kilmer School
  • Ivy Hall School
  • Fire Station 27
  • Park District property at Lake-Cook Rd. and Raupp Blvd.
  • Cherbourg Park
  • LaSalle Ln. and Buffalo Grove Rd.
As part of the review, EMA identified an area of the Village that is not covered by the emergency notification system. To solve this problem we will be installing an additional siren at the Fire Department CAFT site on Krause Drive and Deerfield Parkway. This new 60' solar powered siren will provide emergency notification to the area in the event of dangerous weather. This area includes the Wheatlands apartment buildings and the business park.
-- Manager's Briefing (December 21, 2004)



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Weather Radio:

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards transmitters broadcast on one of seven VHF frequencies from 162.400 MHz to 162.550 MHz. The broadcasts cannot be heard on a simple AM/FM radio receiver. However, there are many receiver options, ranging from handheld portable units which just pick upWeather Radio - to desktop and console models which receive Weather Radio in addition to other broadcasts. -- NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

NOAA Weather Radio now broadcasts warnings and post-event information for all types of hazards – both natural (such as earthquakes and volcano activity) and technological (such as chemical releases or oil spills). Working with other Federal agencies and the Federal Communications Commission’s new Emergency Alert System (EAS), NOAA Weather Radio is an "all hazards" radio network, making it the single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public. -- Will County Emergency Management Agency


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