Tornado Warning Sirens
Brighton Fire Rescue District received a grant for two new tornado warning sirens. The sirens were installed in fall of 2016 in an effort to help notify our residents of imminent threats to public safety. One siren is located at the Great Rock Fire Station (15229 Great Rock Road), and one is at the Todd Creek Fire Station (15959 Havana Street). The Fire District will generally activate the outdoor warning sirens in response to a tornado warning or siting, but the sirens may be used to notify residents and businesses of any potential emergency in the area.
When the sirens are activated, we urge residents, businesses and patrons to shelter in place in an interior, lower level room and seek more information on the specific hazard using local media.
The siren system is audibly tested once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. During the monthly test, the sirens will sound for one minute. During an actual event, the sirens will sound for five minutes. We do not utilize an “all clear” tone, so we ask that residents seek information as to when the threat has passed. The first audible test of the new sirens will occur on December 7th at 11:00 a.m.
We recommend local TV or radio, the National Weather Service website, and/or obtaining a NOAA weather radio for your home or business. There are also a variety of apps available for cell phones which can provide real time, local weather information. You may also sign up to receive notifications from the city/county by signing up here.
Finally, if you have questions about the siren system, weather or emergency preparedness for your home or business, you can find additional information at: www.brightonco.gov/114/Emergency-Management, www.ready.gov/business.