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Royse City FD successfully tests newly implemented emergency alert system

Last updated on January 19, 2020

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Last week, the Royse City Fire Department successfully tested the newly installed sirens for the emergency alert system within Royse City city limits.

The locations of the sirens are:

RC1 – Davis Elementary behind the stadium
RC2 – City Lake Park
RC3 – Splash Park
RC4 – Anita Scott Elementary
RC5 – Cemetery Rd at the old treatment plant
RC6 – Fort Elementary
RC7 – Royse City High School

The sirens may be activated in the event of:

• Severe Weather capable of producing effects that are hazardous to persons or property
• Local Warning Point activities in coordination with the National Emergency Alert System
• Hazardous materials release into the atmosphere
• Catastrophic emergencies that pose an immediate threat to safety (i.e., dam failure)

If you hear the sirens on a non-test day, take shelter inside and seek additional information! We will post more information on the scheduled test day and time information.

You may also subscribe to Nixle emergency notifications by texting “RCOEM” to 888777 provided by Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management.

In addition to Nixle, please sign up for IRIS at the Royse City City Hall with the Utility Billing Department.

If you have any questions about our outdoor warning siren system, please contact the Royse City Fire Department.

This project was made possible through cooperative efforts with the school district and has been designed by American Signal Corporation. It will provide preventative, outdoor warnings for all areas within the city limits.

“I am so excited to be able to announce this project. Countless hours, over several months, have gone into planning for a system that will greatly enhance our ability to provide preventative outdoor notifications to our citizens of impending weather threats,” Mayor Janet Nichol said in a statement last year shortly after the project was approved. “This process would not have been possible without the active participation of our wonderful school district. Without their consideration as to siren sites, this project would have had to be reduced in size and would not have come to fruition as soon as it has. They are wonderful partners in all that we do; we appreciate them greatly.”

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