Providence EMA to test Port of Providence emergency siren warning system

PROVIDENCE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO CONDUCT TEST OF PORT OF PROVIDENCE EMERGENCY SIREN WARNING SYSTEM

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will conduct tests of the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System (PPESWS) at noon on Monday, May 22, 2017 and again at noon on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The primary goal of these tests is to ensure proper functioning of the sirens and the system control panels associated with them.

These sirens may be audible in surrounding communities.  The alert signal will be followed by the message:

“This is a test of the emergency management public warning system.  This is only a test.” 

(release from City of Providence) 

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