Siren Tones


Emergency sirens are used to alert the citizens of Douglas of emergencies. Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. the sirens will be sounded for any emergency requiring the Douglas Volunteer Fire Department(s) to respond. These emergencies include traffic crashes, structure fires, and wild-land fires, etc.

Whenever the Civil Defense Outdoor Warning sirens are activated and sound a steady 3 minute blast, you should tune to the cable television system or to KKTY AM radio (1470) for up-to-date emergency information.

Scheduled Tests

10:30 a.m. on the First Saturday of each month

The emergency sirens are also tested monthly. The first Saturday of each month, the sirens are sounded for a steady 3 minute blast. These are tests of the Civil Defense Outdoor Warning sirens. In the event of severe weather, local or national disasters, the Douglas Police Department will interrupt cable television programming to inform you of any emergency situation.


Fire – High/Low or Wailing Signal
Alert – Steady 3-Minute Blast (Tornado)
Attack – 3 to 5 Minute Wavering Blast

Note: A voice announcement may be used also.