As of 01JAN21 *NEW* testing time is 2:00PM the first Wednesday of each month!
Lavon Fire Department operates an advanced system of high-powered outdoor warning sirens strategically located within city limits. LOWS (Lavon Outdoor Warning System) is designed to be heard exclusively by those engaging in outdoor activity. The sirens are not designed to be heard indoors, and should never be considered a primary means of receiving emergency notification. If you are outdoors and hear the sirens, immediately seek shelter and further information. Tune to local TV, radio, or Lavon Fire social media for more information about the emergency and actions you should take. While many people consider these as "tornado sirens," our system can be used for a variety of events, with the most common being:
We have aligned our siren policy to reflect those of our neighboring cities, and many other communities which adhere to criteria established by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
You can learn more about emergency warning methods and preparedness at https://knowhat2do.com/
The Outdoor Warning System is tested monthly on the first Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. If threatening weather is present or forecast during test times, the system will not be tested audibly.