With the installation of the final two of 19 outside emergency siren poles on Thursday, May 7, Hot Springs now has 100% siren coverage.
The two final 55-foot poles with the solar powered emergency sirens were erected at the corner of Spring and Guy Streets and the corner of Park Avenue and Belvedere Drive by a sub-contractor of SafetyCom, Inc., of North Little Rock.
The siren additions have been funded by the City’s Stormwater Division over an eight-year period. The system is tested weekly, at noon on Wednesdays. Weather alerts are distributed from the National Weather Service, while other notifications can be broadcast from the Hot Springs Central Fire Station.
The emergency sirens are used to alert residents who are outside of their residences. For indoor alerts, the City’s CodeRED free notification service provides message by email, text or voice phone call. Along with weather alerts, CodeRED provides the following critical and time-sensitive information: missing persons/children, evacuation notices, boil water advisories, criminal activity, road closures/traffic alerts and shelter-in-place/lockdowns. For more information or to register or update your contact information, visit www.cityhs.net/codered or call Angela Alexander at 501-321-6743.