Siren Warning System

About the Outdoor Siren Warning System

The Georgia Tech Outdoor Siren Warning System is a system of 7 sirens mounted across campus set up to disseminate emergency information to persons outdoors on the Georgia Tech Campus.  This is used in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Emergency Notification System (GTENS).  Note that the system is not designed to be heard indoors, although depending upon your building and proximity, you may hear the sirens.  GTENS is the primary means to alert the community and 

When we use the Outdoor Siren Warning System

The Outdoor Siren Warning System is used when there is an imminent threat to the Georgia Tech Community that requires immediate action.  This is the same standard used for GTENS.

Testing Schedule

The Office of Emergency Preparedness tests the Outdoor Siren Warning System at 12:00 PM  on the first Wednesday of the Month.  NOTE:  This is a recent change from previous testing on the first Thursday of the month at 11:00 AM.  This change in timing is to coincide with the State of Georgia standard for outdoor siren testing.

Exceptions are when this day coincides with Finals or when there is inclement weather in the area.  Typically, OEP will reschedule these tests for the following Wednesday at 12:00 PM. 

2017 Testing Schedule
  • January 5th at 11:00 PM
  • February 8th at 12:00 PM*
  • March 8th at 12:00 PM
  • April 5th at 12:00 PM
  • May 10th at 12:00 PM
  • June 7th at 12:00 PM*
  • July 5th at 12:00 PM
  • August 9th at 12:00 PM
  • September 6th at 12:00 PM*
  • October 4th at 12:00 PM
  • November 1st at 12:00 PM
  • December 6th at 12:00 PM

*Full GTENS test coincides with Outdoor Siren Warning testing at the beginning of each semester.