The Baldwin Area EMS Department would like to remind citizens that the first Wednesday of every month the Outdoor Warning Sirens are tested between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. If you live near a siren and notice it does not go off during that time, please notify the Village offices so proper maintenance may take place. Tests may be postponed if severe weather is present on the day of the test.
The outdoor warning sirens are meant to warn you when outdoors. You may not hear them inside your house and they may not awaken you during the night.
We strongly advise people to purchase a NOAA weather alert radio. Several retail stores sell these types of live saving radios starting from $29.
GET IN, TUNE IN! When the National Weather Service issues a storm warning for St. Croix County or a certified weather spotter reports a severe storm, the St. Croix County Emergency Communications Center activates the sirens throughout the entire county. While you may see clear sky in the village, severe weather is in the county and may be moving this way.
GET IN, TUNE IN! The outdoor warning sirens may also be activated for serious hazardous materials spills and other dangerous situations or emergencies. Outdoor warning sirens are no longer called “tornado sirens” for that reason. Incidentally, there is no longer an “all clear” siren sounded once a warning has expired.
GET IN, TUNE IN! When the sirens sound, tune into your radio or TV (WCCO, Weather
Channel or Cable TV Channel 12) for local emergency messages regarding the siren activation. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 !!