FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – Fairborn residents will no longer have to strain to hear a tornado siren.
The city installed two new tornado sirens.
The new sirens are taller, louder and larger. They also rotate when activated to provide a wider range of audio.
The sirens come equipped with a battery backup system in case of a power outage.
The first new siren is located at Community Park. The other one is located on Black Lane in Rona Hills.
Fairborn has a total of six sirens. They are tested every first Monday of each month at noon.
The fire department dispatcher is responsible for activating the siren during an emergency, as well sirens at Wright State University and Bath Township.
The new sirens are manufactured by Federal Signal.