[LMB] This is a test

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Mon Sep 4 06:15:35 BST 2017


Thanks--I'm impressed!
Our used to be on Mondays, can't recall the time.

A. Marina Fournier
Saffronrose at me.com
You may very well think so, but I couldn't possibly comment.

> On Sep 3, 2017, at 9:28 PM, baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> 
>>    "A. Marina Fournier" <saffronrose at me.com> hat am 3. September 2017 um
>> 22:43 geschrieben:

>> Anyone outside the US have either sirens or drillss?
> 
> yes - two / three in fact in Austria
> 
> all local voluntary fire departments test their sirens every Saturday at 1210h (not to interfere with the noon bells from the churches) - this test is under local control, its a simple 10 second howl.
> 
> And the same sirens are tested nationwide once a year under the remote control
> of the civil defence department of the ministry of the interior - the signals are the three civil defence / major catastrophe signals (warning, acute danger, all clear) - this test does not only include the voluntary fire department sirens, but also all sirens in major cities)
> 
> and in some alpine valleys they also test the same sirens once a year for the evacuate signal for some major dams - this test would be under the remote control of the operations room for the dam and employs a different signal to those above (the Vajont disaster is still very much in every dam owners mind)


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