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Department of Emergency Management to Test Voice Capability of Waialua and Haleiwa Outdoor Siren Warning System                                             

The City’s Department of Emergency Management, in conjunction with Hawaii State Civil Defense will be testing the public address voice capability of two outdoor warning siren systems on Thursday February 12, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

·        Waialua at Waialua District Park west side of the baseball field

·        Haleiwa at the corner of Kamehameha Highway and Cane Haul Road.

The tests are being conducted to analyze the effective range of the newly added voice capability of the Waialua and Haleiwa systems to enhance warning capabilities in these communities.

“Public safety is always of top concern, and we constantly strive to improve and upgrade equipment and procedures that help keep Honolulu safe,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

Residents and businesses in the surrounding communities may hear a series of chimes, followed by public address voice messages during the testing period. 

Hawaii State Civil Defense funds the purchase and installation of these sirens.  Once installed, they are released to the City for monthly testing and emergency activation. 

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Contact:  

John M. Cummings III

Public Information Officer

(808) 723-8957  Office