It is a fact of life: there's always a chance a major emergency could occur in our area. While natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, or technological emergencies (i.e., chemical spills, vapor clouds, or major industrial fires) don't occur very often, it's comforting to know that someone has a plan to protect us. Our goal is to "save lives and property". This can only be done by being organized and trained to respond in a way that minimizes the trauma and stress usually associated with these kind of chaotic incidents.
As part of our overall disaster plan, it is necessary to implement a system that can notify the public of an impending or occurring disaster or emergency. This is essential to disseminate vital information to the general public in order to keep them informed and advised as to what is happening and what needs to be done. This alert notification comes by way of an emergency audible siren that has been installed in Highland Park near the cemetery. This location was selected to maximize the potential.