Equipment

Emergency Evacuation Siren: Why They Are Important

Many emergency evacuation siren manufacturers and emergency management professionals recommend installing a siren in every building with more than 50 people. This is because they provide an audible alarm to all occupants within range, giving them advanced warning if there is an emergency such as a fire or earthquake. These sirens can help save lives by alerting everyone in the vicinity that it’s time to evacuate quickly.

Used For Different Types Of Emergency

Emergency evacuation sirens are used for many different types of emergency, including fires, earthquakes, chemical spills, and terrorist attacks. These sirens are also used for weather emergencies such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Many communities take the time to test their emergency evacuation siren once a month or even more often to ensure they work properly.

They provide early warning alarms to all occupants.

Emergency management professionals recommend having an audible alarm within earshot of all building occupants because many deaf or hard of hearing use visual warning systems. These sirens are programmed to provide a signal heard from the farthest location within a community. These professionals recommend installing sirens at least three blocks away from major roads and intersections to ensure adequate warning for emergency responders.

They help you to be prepared.

These sirens can be wired into a building’s Emergency Management System (EMS). Emergency management professionals recommend that the siren system is tested at least once each month. This will ensure that the siren is in good working order and that the Emergency Management System has not been compromised. It will also ensure that all of your employees are aware of their locations. These tests allow people to practice what to do in an Emergency Evacuation.

Working within the Emergency Management System (EMS) is a great way to keep employees, patients, and visitors informed of any emergency that may happen at your facility.