WEST FARGO — The city of West Fargo warning sirens are scheduled for testing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23.
During the testing, sirens throughout the city are sounded in intermittent, 10-second busts to test each siren's audible and visual warning elements. Generally, the testing will start with sirens north of Interstate 94 and move south. The testing is estimated to finish by 6 p.m., barring any weather or technological delays.
In addition to the summer audible testing, the city of West Fargo conducts an audible test at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, which allows the Red River Regional Dispatch Center to exercise sirens across the metro. The siren system is also silently tested daily at 9 a.m. to check rotation, radio communication, batteries, amplifiers and other system features.
Additional testing includes full diagnostic system tests before active summer weather in the spring and preventative maintenance in the fall that can include silent and/or audible testing.
Some resources for warning sirens include CodeRED; city of West Fargo on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor; West Fargo Police Department on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor; West Fargo Fire Department on Facebook and Twitter, and email or text message alerts from the city of West Fargo’s website.