Why are the sirens going off?

The early warnings systems test occurs on the first Saturday of every month at 1 pm. The three-minute test, which features a loud "whooping" sound, is accompanied by an override of the local cable television system alerting viewers that the siren blast is only a test. In the event of a real emergency - such as a tornado warning - residents hearing the city-wide siren are urged to tune into a radio or television to learn more information. Residents are reminded not to call 911 when the siren is sounded unless there is an actual emergency situation.

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1. Does the Fire Department provide station tours?
2. How do I schedule a speaker on Fire Safety?
3. How do I dispose of old smoke detectors?
4. Where can I service my fire extinguisher?
5. When will I get my power back on?
6. What do I do about wires arcing?
7. Does the Fire Department inspect installed child car seats?
8. Does the Fire Department give CPR training and/or First Aid classes?
9. Why are the sirens going off?
10. My carbon monoxide detector is going off, what should I do?
11. If my mother or father is suffering from chest pains or someone in my family is unconscious, what should I do?