(Fort Detrick, Md.) -- In an effort to provide more information to the Frederick community, Fort Detrick has updated the frequently asked questions section on its website to include more information about the Early Warning System.
Fort Detrick’s frequently asked questions webpage, including an audio example of a test of the Early Warning System, can be found at: http://www.detrick.army.mil/faq.cfm
In May, Fort Detrick began testing the Early Warning System monthly to remain compliant with Army regulations. Since then, members of the community have called or sent questions to the installation related to the testing.
The Early Warning System is meant to alert people who are outside to seek shelter immediately. The monthly tests are intended to acquaint the Fort Detrick community to the siren sound. The tone is nationally recognized and used by state emergency management teams nationwide.