Emergency Management

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Emergency Contact Information

Agency Phone
Ozark Police Department 417-581-6600
Ozark Fire Dept/Emergency Managment 417-581-4436
Christian County Emergency Management 417-581-2126
Christian County Health Department 417-581-7285
Christian County Sheriff Dispatch 417-581-1030

Resources

Portable generators are internal combustion engines used to generate electricity. They are useful when temporary or remote power is needed, and are commonly used during cleanup and recovery efforts following disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. This link discusses specific hazards inherent with the use of generators and also provides helpful information to ensure that workers and others using such equipment remain safe
Porable Generator Safety ESFi pamphlet image II 10-2014

Storm Siren Testing


The City of Ozark along in partnership with Christan County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a special siren test of individual sirens the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  Residents may hear siren tones of short duration from individual sirens.   

The first routine monthly siren test for the 2017 season will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  Routine monthly tests consist of a single sounding. Routine monthly testing of the Outdoor Warning Siren System will also take place at 10:00 AM on March 8, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, and October 4, 2017.  Routine monthly testing of sirens is on a weather-permitting basis and will not be performed if threatening weather exists.

It should be understood that on occasion, individual sirens may also be sounded throughout the year as part of general maintenance activities. More information about Storm Siren Management in link: Storm Siren Information



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Storm Siren Information and Procedures


A new storm siren costs about $23,000.  If you look at the top of the storm siren you will notice it looks like 4 trumpets stacked on top of each other. Each one of these horns has a speaker driver in the back of the horn.  When all the speaker drivers are in operation the siren has rotating range of about 5800’.  When the sirens are sounding, they will sound for 3 minutes then shut off for 10 minutes. If a warning is still in effect,  the sirens will be set off again for the same amount of time. 

The map (view map) shows the  storm siren coverage once we have made all the upgrades.  The map (view map) shows the current coverage of the storm sirens as it sits today.  The City is in the process of upgrading  all of the sirens and have spent over $10,000 in materials.  The materials arrived on May 31st and will be installed in a timely manner.

We continue to monitor the sirens on a daily basis to ensure the storm sirens alert citizens in the event of a potential threat