Klondike Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Wood expects to be testing the new reconditioned emergency siren in Klondike this week prior to installing it on the 60-foot pole. He reports the siren will produce 128 decibels and hopes to better gauge the distance the warning sound will travel. Chief Wood said he will have to work on various warning sounds of the siren which will rotate 360-degrees along with a regularly set testing day.
“We wanted to make sure the residents in the area knew about the upcoming siren test,” said Chief Wood. He expects it will be Tuesday or Wednesday evening.
Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs arranged for the purchase of the refurbished sirens in May just in time for the storm season. The placement of the four sirens will be in Klondike, Enloe, East Delta and the south side of Cooper. Pecan Gap currently has a functioning siren as well as the north side of Cooper.