LRAD Loudspeaker System Will Be Tested at 10AM TuEsday, December 4
Dear Sleepy Hollow resident,
We would like to inform you that the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and Ross Valley Fire Department will be conducting a test of an emergency alert system using a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) next Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10am. The test will be conducted at the Sleepy Hollow Community Center on Butterfield Road, and will be audible through most of Sleepy Hollow. During the test, individuals within 3km of the test site may hear a loud alert tone followed by a voice message. If you hear the emergency alert during either of these times, please remember THIS IS ONLY A TEST AND NOT A REAL EMERGENCY. There will be no requirement for citizens to take action or shelter in place.
The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) is an acoustic hailing device developed by LRAD Corporation to send messages and warning tones over longer distances or at higher volume than normal loudspeakers. Using satellite transmissions and battery power, these systems are being tested by many Marin public safety agencies as a redundant, supplemental warning system to deliver emergency information and evacuation notices. The December 4 test is part of the evaluation of the system's effectiveness, and there is currently no contract to purchase or install the system.
Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District may poll residents via email to confirm that the system was audible in various Sleepy Hollow neighborhoods.