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 Warning Systems Utilized by The City of Richardson



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Outdoor Warning Sirens


Emergency Notification System


Emergency Alert System


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The City of Richardson's public warning system is much more than a system of outdoor sirens. The sirens are important, but they are just one component of a much larger system. There is a great deal of communication and coordination taking place behind the scenes before the sirens are ever sounded. The City of Richardson's ability to provide warnings is a result of partnerships with the National Weather Service, local emergency response agencies and 9-1-1 Center staff as well volunteers who are trained as volunteer storm spotters and amateur radio operators. These groups all work together to make up an integrated system of hazard detection, consequence prediction, and warning dissemination.

The City of Richardson takes an "all-hazards" approach to public warning. This means that we use the same decision-making structure and alerting methods, regardless of the threat. Severe weather is far and away our most common threat, but it is not the only one we face. A hazardous material release, for example, could cause a threat to public safety. An incident of this type may necessitate activation of any one of a number of components of the system, including outdoor warning sirens.
Last updated: 1/20/2016 1:26:40 PM