The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) and U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, November 5, starting at 3:15 p.m.
There are now nineteen (19) All Hazards Alert Warning Systems (AHAWS) installed on island. On November 5, GHS/OCD will test the AHAWS from eighteen (18) locations, with the JFK location being the only exception due to a part replacement, in conjunction with NBG 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 will typically fall on the first Tuesday of each month, unless it falls on an observed holiday.
The following are a list of AHAWS siren sites, to include the two recently installed trailer-mounted sirens:
- GHS/OCD facility, Agana Heights
- Agat Marina
- JFK High School (not to be tested on November 5)
- 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
- George Washington High School
- Piti Village
- GWA site, Malojloj
- Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex, Adelup
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or NBG Public Affairs Officer, Theresa Merto Cepeda at (671) 339-2663 or via email at email@example.com.