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County Sirens

This page is intended to keep you updated on the warning sirens throughout Fairfield County.  There are currently over 40 Severe Weather sirens operating within the county. These sirens are controlled by the Fairfield County Sheriff's Dispatch. There are 2 special sirens that will also alert to a breach in the Buckeye Lake Dam. For details on these 2 sirens, you can go to

In order to ensure that the warning sirens will work during an actual emergency, all sirens are tested every Wednesday at 12 noon.  The tests are activated by the Fairfield County Sheriff's Dispatch Center. If you do not hear a siren that you normally hear during these tests, please let us know as your feedback will help us ensure the system is operating properly.  Call the EMA office at 740-654-4357 or send an e-mail to The Buckeye Lake Dam Safety Warning sirens are also tested the First Thursday of every month.

Some of the siren installs were made possible by a siren project and was a joint effort by the County Commissioners and the jurisdictions receiving the sirens.  South Central Power Company provided outstanding support by installing the sirens free of charge and contributing all the telephone poles, crews, equipment and materials. Also, if the poles are set in their coverage area the electric is not metered and therefore free.

Click here to see the complete siren policy.

Click here to go to the Buckeye Lake Dam Safety Siren website.

County Siren Coverage Map: (click on map for full view)