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|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|
Storm Siren Testing
The City of Ozark along in partnership with Christian 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
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