Outdoor Emergency Warning System

All firefighters are trained to either operations on technician level for hazardous materials response and 2 firefighters serve on the special response team to the Western Wayne County Haz-Mat Team.

There are two firefighters also assigned to fire investigation and two assigned as a tactical EMS team to provide service to police tactical SWAT operations. The Outdoor Emergency Warning System for the City of Inkster consisting of 4 Whelen High Power WPS-2800 remote siren sites that have been strategically placed to offer coverage throughout the community. The sirens have been used to warn Inkster residents and visitors of any impending threat to life and property. The sirens have the ability to produce four tones, and to broadcast a vocal message. The sirens are only used to offer an alert to the public and have never been used for any other type of message broadcasting. Some of the threats that may cause the activation of the siren system would be:
  • Tornado warning and/or tornado touchdown in Wayne County
  • Hazardous Material Spill
  • Nuclear strike warning
  • Flood warning, or any other real threat to the community
When the siren system is activated, the public is advised to go into their homes, turn on the radio and/or television and await information through the Federal EWS (Emergency Warning System) as to the pending threat and steps to take for you and your family's safety.

Since the system in Inkster is an Outdoor warning system, the activation of the sirens may not be heard inside your home. The purpose of this system was to warn people outside to seek shelter indoors. For your protection, you should always be aware of present weather conditions. If the weather looks threatening, turn on a radio or television to keep current on the approaching fronts. A weather alert radio can be purchased to alert you regarding any watches and/or warnings.