Emergency Sirens & Testing

Wednesday, April 11th at 1:00 pm, Livingston County will be participating in the Statewide severe weather drill.

 From Hamburg Township Fire Department:    April 11th at 1:00 pm, Livingston County will be participating in the Statewide severe weather drill. At 1:00 pm all the sirens in the county will activate for 3 minutes. This drill is designed for you to practice getting into a severe weather safe location at your place of business or residence. REMINDER- It is severe weather season. In the event of an activation of the severe weather sirens, please get yourself situated in your safe location and turn on a radio for additional information. 
The first Saturday of every month at 1200hrs the severe weather sirens will also activate for testing purposes. They will run for 3 minutes. In the event there is potential of severe weather during this time the sirens will not activate in an attempt to alleviate confusion. 

Emergency Siren Notification Systemfire dept patch - no background
Hamburg Township
Fire Department

Emergency Sirens: General Siren Informationsirens

The siren locations are:

  • In the area of M-36 and Chambers Road

  • Pettysville Road and Rush Lake Road

  • Chilson Road and M-36

  • Strawberry Lake Road and Merrill Road.

These current locations cover all of the Lakelands Trail and Bennett Park along with a high percentage of the population of Hamburg Township. More weather sirens have been planned to be installed in the future.

View printable Hamburg Township Warning Sirens Flyer (.pdf)



 Nick Miller


Interim Fire Chief
E-mail: nmiller@hamburg.mi.us
Phone: 810.222.1100 Ext. 104
Fax: 810.231.1974

 Jordan Zernick

Fire Marshal
E-mail: jzernick@hamburg.mi.us
Phone: 810.222.1100 Ext. 110
Fax: 810.231.1974


, Administrative Assistant
Email: rladouceur@hamburg.mi.us
Phone: 810.222.1100 Ext. 100
Fax: 810.231.1974

Updated July 3, 2018

What is the difference between a "Tornado Siren" and an "Outdoor Warning Siren"?

What does it mean when a siren is activated?

Why can't I hear the siren in my house?

When are the sirens tested?

Activation Guidelines and Protocol - Who activates the sirens?

With regard to weather, why would the sirens be activated?

Why are the sirens being activated for Severe Thunderstorm Warnings with warned winds equal to or in excess of 70 mph?

Is there an "All Clear" signal?

Are all of the sirens activated at the same time?

What should we do when the sirens are activated?

How can I tell the difference between sirens that have been activated for thunderstorm warnings with 70 mph winds vs. a tornado warning?


The sirens are going off, it isn't the 1st Saturday of the month, but it's a beautiful day, do I still need to go inside?

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