Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Union Pacific Railroad Performs Monthly Test Of Emergency Siren System

The Union Pacific Railroad will be performing routine testing of the emergency warning sirens in the rail yard in Roseville Friday, January 2, 2009. The testing will take place between the hours of noon and 3 p.m.

This system, which was installed in 2000, consists of three strategically located sirens within the Union Pacific rail yard in Antelope, West Roseville, and Downtown Roseville. The system is part of the City’s larger emergency warning/safety notification system, which includes an automated telephone dialer, Comcast Government Access Channel 14, Surewest Government Access Channel 73, 530 AM radio, and our emergency information telephone line (774-5812).

Residents, business owners, and school children in the areas surrounding Booth Road and Downtown Roseville will hear a siren for approximately 10 seconds, a voice test message, a second siren, and a repeat of the voice test message, which ends the test.

This emergency warning/safety system will continue to be tested on a regular monthly basis. These tests will take place between noon and 3 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Regular testing will help assure emergency responders the system will work should a real emergency occur.

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