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County Sirens

This page is intended to keep you updated on the warning sirens throughout Fairfield County.  There are currently over 47 Severe Weather sirens operating within the county. These sirens are controlled by the Fairfield County Sheriff's Dispatch. There are 2 special sirens that will also alert to a breach in the Buckeye Lake Dam. For details on these 2 sirens, you can go to that page here .

In order to ensure that the warning sirens will work during an actual emergency, all sirens are tested every Wednesday at 12 noon.  The tests are activated by the Fairfield County Sheriff's Dispatch Center. If you do not hear a siren that you normally hear during these tests, please let us know as your feedback will help us ensure the system is operating properly.  Call the EMA office at 740-654-4357 or send an e-mail to siren@co.fairfield.oh.us. The Buckeye Lake Dam Safety Warning sirens are also tested the First Thursday of every month.


Siren Spotter Team

The Siren Spotter Team serves as the eyes and ears of the Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency during our weekly test of the Fairfield County Outdoor Warning System. This important team helps to ensure that all 46 sirens are operational and ready to go when needed.

During the test, each team member observers their assigned siren ensuring that it activates properly. Once the test is complete, they report back to us basic information about the siren. This allows a member of our office to perform any needed maintenance.

The team members are not expected to report back about their siren weekly, as we understand that is not always possible. We do however request that a report be made at least once a month. If you are near a siren during our weekly tests on Wednesday at noon and would like to become a member of our volunteer team, please sign up using this survey.

Special Thanks

Some of the siren installs were made possible by a siren project and was a joint effort by the County Commissioners and the jurisdictions receiving the sirens.  South Central Power Company provided outstanding support by installing the sirens free of charge and contributing all the telephone poles, crews, equipment and materials. Also, if the poles are set in their coverage area the electric is not metered and therefore free.

Click here to see the complete siren policy.

Click here to go to the Buckeye Lake Dam Safety Siren website.

County Siren Coverage Map: (click for full view)

Siren Spotter Team Weekly Field Report

Click here to let us know how your assigned siren performed.