A steady tone for three minutes indicates:
SEVERE WEATHER SITUATIONS – the confirmed sighting of a funnel cloud or tornado in the area. Take shelter immediately and listen to radio and television stations for further updates and advice.
AT OTHER TIMES – a major emergency such as hazardous material spill. Stay indoors and wait for further information via in-person visit, telephone, loudspeaker, radio, or television.
A distinctive wavering high-low tone from the siren located at the Fire Station serves as a backup system – supplementing member’s pagers. Residents walking or driving should be prepared to yield to firefighters in their personal cars or emergency vehicles.
About Our Town
The City of Walcott was originally platted in 1854. The first passenger train route west of the Mississippi River started in 1855 and helped Walcott grow.