Sirens are tested on an Annual basis. Typically in Mid to late May sirens will be tested to ensure they are operable for the upcoming storm season.
THIS YEARS TEST: Friday May 12th 2021 @ 11:00am
Emergency Outdoor Notification System
Sirens are an effective way to warn people who are outdoors of an imminent threat to safety.
The siren system is an all-hazard warning system used to alert citizens who are outdoors to potential danger. There are 2 sirens located in Ault and 1 located in Pierce.
When a flood, tornado, or other disaster occurs, the sirens will sound. The sound and length of the signal may vary, depending on the situation.
The outdoor warning sirens are sounded only in the event of an emergency or during pre-announced tests. The sirens are activated through the Weld County Communications Center.
What Should I Do When The Siren Sounds?
When you hear a siren, you should:
• Tune in to radio stations KOA 850 AM, KBCO 1190 AM or 97.3 FM
• Turn on local television news channels (2, 4, 7, 9 or 31) Listen for a voice message if you are near a voice activated siren
• Refrain from calling 911
If an emergency has occurred, information about the situation and what to do will be available.
Note: Outdoor warning sirens may not be heard inside buildings. They are primarily intended to warn persons in outdoor areas.
Additional Types of Notification
-NOAA Weather Radio
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio is a dedicated radio that receives real-time weather information direct from the National Weather Service. During severe weather, more frequent updates, and live broadcasts are used to notify listeners of potential hail, flooding, tornadoes, blizzard conditions, and other weather warnings. NOAA Weather Radios can be purchased at many electronic stores, and can be battery operated, giving you an option to obtain information source when your power is out.
Public safety agencies of Weld County also use CodeRED, a high-speed notification system, to keep you safe in the event of an emergency. The system allows us to deliver emergency messages to you via phone call to your home phone or mobile device and through text and email, based on your preferences.