Mass Notification System Sound test planned in Pincourt
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On Wednesday, March 31, between 1 and 1:30 p.m., the Town of Pincourt will conduct a scheduled sound test that will last approximately 10 minutes to ensure the proper functioning of its warning siren, located at Shamrock Park.
The warning siren was installed last year but has not been tested yet. The test itself, which will be conducted on March 31, will validate the different tones of the siren and the range of the sound. The sound signal can be heard from a distance of about 2 km. It is therefore possible it could be heard in neighbouring towns.
“We would like to remind the public that this is a planned and controlled routine sound test,” said Director of the Emergency and Fire Protection Department Yanick Bernier. There is no real emergency. When the signal will be heard, citizens can continue about their usual business.
Purpose of a warning siren
When a danger is imminent, an audible signal will be heard to prompt citizens to confine themselves as quickly as possible to their homes or to a safe place nearby.
In the event of a major accident – such as a train derailment, tornado, riot, or a dangerous product spill – the sound signal will serve as warning to the population.
In order to recognize the two sound modes used to denote possible confinement and de-confinement situations, visit the Town of Pincourt's website at www.villepincourt.qc.ca (Citizen’s Services/Public and Fire Safety/Mass Notification System).