WARRENTON - The fire department will conduct a brief test of the city's warning siren at 11 a.m. Tuesday as part of a larger tsunami warning test conducted by the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center.

Fire Chief Ted Ames said the weather service will activate the Emergency Alert System in cooperation with local radio to test tsunami warning procedures, and at the same time the department will sound the alarm.

"In a real event hearing the siren would be notification to the public to turn on their radios and listen for specific advice from public safety officials," Ames said.

He said the siren was "most graciously" donated to the city by Rod Gramson and Ames thanked him for "being such a great partner in helping us to ensure the safety of people in our community."

For more information contact the fire department at 861-2494

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