Test of sirens occurs the last Friday of each month at 12 noon.

If there is an emergency that could pose a serious threat to the community, sirens will be activated in areas where immediate action by the public is required. The sirens will emit a loud, pulsing sound.

In the event that the community siren system is activated, you are advised to:

  • Stay calm
  • Go immediately indoors, close all windows, doors, and turn off air conditioners, furnaces, heating systems or other air intakes
  • Turn your radio or television to an emergency broadcast station for instructions.
  • Those signed up for the Amherstburg Alert system can expect further instructions to be relayed by text message, phone call, or email.
  • The “2-1-1 Call Centre” for public inquiries and notices may also be used.