At approximately 1:44 AM, October 9, 2014, the weather warning sirens in the City of Troy were inadvertently activated. The Communication Center inadvertently caused the activation of the Troy sirens.
All sirens were tested during the regular monthly test the previous day at 10:00 AM and functioned properly. Troy sirens were set off an additional time at the City’s request, due to work being performed at the time of the initial test. They functioned properly at that time.
The radio vendor that maintains the systems has been notified and will be researching to determine why the sirens activated during a fire dispatch. Once a determination is made as to how this occurred, the matter will be corrected promptly.
The Communication Center apologizes for error and will endeavor to make corrections that will prevent further issues. The citizens are asked to tune into local media, if they hear the warning sirens and are not sure if there is a storm. Call 911 if you are in need of immediate assistance or are aware of somebody who is. The non-emergency number for questions is (937) 440-9911.
MIAMI COUNTY COMMUNICATION CENTER
Jeffrey J. Busch, Director