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RWU to test sirens Wednesday

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Tomorrow, at approximately 11:55 a.m., Roger Williams University will conduct an operational test of its Emergency Siren Warning System.

The system, which broadcasts an 850-Hz siren tone, was implemented in 2008 to satisfy the need for immediate communication in the event of sudden emergencies. The ESWS is activated rarely, reserved for such life-threatening situations as a sudden, dangerous lightning storm, a chemical spill or a hostile intruder.

Periodic testing is crucial to ensure the system will operate when needed. While some local community members in the vicinity of the University may hear the siren tone on Wednesday, Sept. 18, this is only a test – no action is required.


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