Cumberland Times-News

February 22, 2013

Frostburg fire sirens operational following repairs

For the Cumberland Times-News
Cumberland Times-News

— FROSTBURG — Residents and visitors in Frostburg will be hearing the fire sirens again after they were disabled for repairs last year during construction of the new Frostburg Fire Department Price Station.

The sirens at Station 2, 298 E. Main St.; 6 S. Grant St.; behind the police station at 37 Broadway; and at the filtration plant on the west end are activated during a fire or rescue emergency to make people aware that firefighters and apparatus are en route to a call. They are activated between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. and consist of three short cycles lasting about one minute.

They are also available 24 hours a day to notify the public of a declared general public emergency during severe weather events. The sirens will then sound one continuous alert lasting a minute or longer. At that time, local media should be aware of instructions for the occupants of the city.

For more information, contact Frostburg Fire Chief Richard Atkinson Jr. at 301-689-8444.