What Sirens dose your city Have

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I'm not sure if where I live does have a siren but if it does I don't know where it is or what model it would be.
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This yellow siren (or smokestack) is at that abandoned superfund chemical plant that I mentioned months ago in Lowell, NC. It is disturbing to think that such a small place would need a full on SIREN. Welllllllllll, they DID use formaldehyde and other nasty stuff there along with the following incidents:

1:formaldehyde spill in the late 1990s/early 2000s
2: Barrel fire in a filterpress that lit up some other tanks
3: ASBESTOS
4: LEAD PAINT
5: WWTP spill in 2019 (even though abandoned, due to vandals)
Given that Sentry 3V8 is painted yellow, I would not be surprised that it was used as a Civil Defense siren rather than a ChemSpi (Chemical Spill) warning siren.

However most Civil Defense sirens were dual-tone (had two sets of opening on the rotor, such as 8/12 and 10/12), and AFAIK I think 3V8s were often 8-port.
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Alexis_T wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Fire alarms are cool wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:26 am
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This yellow siren (or smokestack) is at that abandoned superfund chemical plant that I mentioned months ago in Lowell, NC. It is disturbing to think that such a small place would need a full on SIREN. Welllllllllll, they DID use formaldehyde and other nasty stuff there along with the following incidents:

1:formaldehyde spill in the late 1990s/early 2000s
2: Barrel fire in a filterpress that lit up some other tanks
3: ASBESTOS
4: LEAD PAINT
5: WWTP spill in 2019 (even though abandoned, due to vandals)
Given that Sentry 3V8 is painted yellow, I would not be surprised that it was used as a Civil Defense siren rather than a ChemSpi (Chemical Spill) warning siren.

However most Civil Defense sirens were dual-tone (had two sets of opening on the rotor, such as 8/12 and 10/12), and AFAIK I think 3V8s were often 8-port.
OH. MY. GOD. THANK YOU FOR IDENTIFYING IT! My first guess is a CD siren as it IS a small community and according to some file hopper tabs on my PC (you can find these in general talk section.) dates from 1958 (original construction) 1961 (new company comes in and tears down old buildings) and 1962 (MOST but not ALL new buildings constructed and opened for production of dyes)
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Today I got to hear the Federal Signal 3T22A in Ranlo/Lowell due to the L A R G E storm in NC and other nearby areas. It was at my college and it was B A D.

CHAIN OF EVENTS:
9:53 AM:
Professor reads paper to us about the visible spectrum or something like that, she opens the windows in a thunder storm :( and suddenly around 9:53 the nearby Federal Signal 3T22A sounded in alert, I though it was a test but it was not test day Wednesday, Its THURSDAY...... So I check my phone and see 2 alerts from the NWS: A tornado watch and a flood warning (still going right now).

10:50 AM:
Janitor enters and runs over to seal both windows and tells everyone on the window side of the room to run over the the door side of the room, I am on this side so I grab my Macbook and textbooks and run over to the tile with some other pupils. Everything continues as normal as she keeps reading another paper.

11:05 AM:
The dean gets on the Rauland Intercom and shoves her phone into it as it blasts the EAS alert tone, then she says "Severe Tornado Warning for our area, GET DOWN!" Everyone panics as I cram myself beneath a desk/cabinet thingy. The sirens go off again on alert mode and I could hear a hi-lo sound nearby behind the Federal Signal 3T22A alert noise. Then..... The Simplex 4903-9217 buzzed violently, good GOD that thing is loud :(

1:36 PM:
All clear issued, I crawl out and we do nothing for the rest of the class, dismissed to dorms. I tried to understand whatever just happened while watching the next door cotton mill parking lot flooding from the window of my rental mill home.
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There isn't a siren in my town but near Nashville, there are a lot of Faraday omnidirectional sirens.
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Alexis_T wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Fire alarms are cool wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:26 am
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This yellow siren (or smokestack) is at that abandoned superfund chemical plant that I mentioned months ago in Lowell, NC. It is disturbing to think that such a small place would need a full on SIREN. Welllllllllll, they DID use formaldehyde and other nasty stuff there along with the following incidents:

1:formaldehyde spill in the late 1990s/early 2000s
2: Barrel fire in a filterpress that lit up some other tanks
3: ASBESTOS
4: LEAD PAINT
5: WWTP spill in 2019 (even though abandoned, due to vandals)
Given that Sentry 3V8 is painted yellow, I would not be surprised that it was used as a Civil Defense siren rather than a ChemSpi (Chemical Spill) warning siren.

However most Civil Defense sirens were dual-tone (had two sets of opening on the rotor, such as 8/12 and 10/12), and AFAIK I think 3V8s were often 8-port.
OH. MY. GOD. THANK YOU FOR IDENTIFYING IT! My first guess is a CD siren as it IS a small community and according to some file hopper tabs on my PC (you can find these in general talk section.) dates from 1958 (original construction) 1961 (new company comes in and tears down old buildings) and 1962 (MOST but not ALL new buildings constructed and opened for production of dyes)
Going off of this I gathered this siren was used for these reasons:
Storms (local)
Chemical Spill (Local, onsite)
Civil Defense (the siren was installed in 1977)
Break/start day/end day whistles
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Ranlo has a FS STH-10, When I saw it a while ago it looked like a 3T22
Lowell has a Sentry 7V8 (Yellow)

Just noticed this yesterday.
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