GHS/OCD, NBG, and AAFB to Conduct Routine Testing of Advanced Warning Systems
Written by Phillip Leon Guerrero on September 24, 2018
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, October 2, starting at 3:15 p.m.
GHS/OCD will test the All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) from fifteen (15) locations in conjunction with NBG and AAFB monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV).”
Residents, visitors and motorists surrounding the AHAWS sirens and GV speakers can expect to hear pre-scripted voice messaging announcing the start and end of the test, and ten-seconds of the “Alert” tone, which can be heard here: http://www.whelen.com/mass/audio/Euro%20Tones%20Wav%20Files/Alert.wav.
Future tests of the AHAWS sirens will be conducted on a monthly basis, in conjunction with NBG and AAFB, and will typically fall on the first Tuesday of each month.
The following are a list of AHAWS siren sites to be tested:
- GHS/OCD facility, Agana Heights
- Agat Marina
- JFK High School
- Talofofo Elementary School
- Asan Mayor’s Office
- Pago Bay A-Frame South End
- Inarajan Elementary School
- Yona Mayor’s Office
- Ft. Soledad, Umatac
- GWA Pump Station, Merizo
- Ija Agricultural Station, Inarajan
- Port Authority of Guam
- Agat Senior Citizen’s Center
- Hotel Nikko Guam
- Tamuning Mayor’s Office