Borough of Beaver, PA • Established 1802

Emergency Siren Test

September 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Beaver county Emergency Services


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

11:00 a.m.

Emergency sirens in Beaver, Columbiana and Hancock counties will be tested on Wednesday, September 14th at approximately 11:00 a.m.

The test – a steady, three-minute siren tone – will include the large pole-mounted sirens. This test is performed as a federal requirement to ensure the sirens in the ten-mile radius around Beaver Valley Power Station are working properly.

If you hear the siren on September 14th at 11:00 a.m., you do not need to respond.

The alert signal being tested would be sounded by your county emergency management agency in case of an emergency at Beaver Valley Power Station.

If there is an actual emergency during the testing period, or any other time, the alert signal will be sounded and information will be broadcast on the local Emergency Alert System (formerly the Emergency Broadcast System) stations listed below:

Beaver County, PA

KDKA 1020 AM
WBVP 1230 AM
WMBA 1460 AM

KDKA Channel 2
WTAE Channel 4
WPXI Channel 11

Siren Notification System

Each large, pole-mounted emergency siren is equipped with different signals. Two of these are the Alert Signal and Fire Signal.

Alert Signal: A steady tone for three minutes. If the Alert Signal sounds, immediately tune your radio or TV to your Emergency Alert System station for information and instructions.

Fire Signal: A 20-second steady alter tone, repeated as necessary. The Fire Signal is used to alert firefighters. No response is necessary from the general public.

Need Special help during an emergency?

If you need special help, transportation or other assistance during an emergency, please contact your county’s emergency management agency (EMA) or office of emergency management (OEM) at the number below to make sure you receive the assistance you need. This information will be kept confidential and will only be used to ensure you are provided with elp during an emergency.

Eric Brewer, Beaver County
EMA Director, (724) 775-1700

To register for personal electronic emergency notifications, go to:
Beaver County (Swift 911)
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