The SPSU campus contains one Cobb County outdoor warning siren. This siren alerts
the campus community as well as persons in the surrounding area of emergencies. The
purpose of this siren is alert people who are outside that an imminent danger is approaching;
they are not designed to be heard within a home or other building. Cobb County conducts
outdoor warning siren system tests at noon on the first Wednesday of each month, sounding
the sirens for 3 to 5 minutes. In the event that there is inclement weather on the
first Wednesday of the month, the test will be postponed until the following day,
the first Thursday of the month.
The siren system shall be activated for a period of 3-5 minutes in duration when one of the following conditions exist. These conditions include but may not be limited to:
1. The National Weather System (NWS) issues a tornado warning.
2. A tornado has been spotted by a trained storm spotter.
3. Additional weather warnings necessitating public warning are issued.
4. Hazardous Materials incidents have occurred whereby evacuation, shelter-in-place, or other protective action is necessary.
5. A National Security Event has occurred.
6. Any other incident or impending danger where the CEMA Director or Deputy Director determines the need for public notification and protective action.