St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology to Conduct Full Cycle Siren Test

September 30, 2015

SirenTest_thumbThe St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology, in cooperation with Calvert County Emergency Management and Exelon Calvert Cliffs, will conduct a fullcycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Monday, October 5, at noon.

The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant.

All citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing and relay the information to friends, family and neighbors. The testing is conducted to enhance siren operation and increase public awareness of the alert and notification siren system.

If the sirens sound at any other time, residents should tune to one of the local radio stations listed below for information and instructions.

Emergency Alert System stations include: WPTX 1690 AM, WYRX 97.7 FM, WTOP 103.5 FM, WKIK 1560 AM, WKIK 102.9 FM, WPRS 104.1 FM, WSMD 98.3 FM, WNNT 100.9 FM, WGOP 540 AM, WCEM 1240 AM, WCEM 106.3 FM, WCEI 96.7 FM, WRAR 105.5 FM, WEMD 1460 AM.

For more emergency or disaster preparedness information, contact the Department of Emergency Services & Technology at 301-475-4200, option 6, option 3.

Additional emergency preparedness information can be found by visiting prepare.stmarysmd.com.


Full Cycle Siren Test