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Englewood wants to purchase ‘terrorism warning sirens’

The Englewood Fire Department has advertised for bids to purchase “terrorism warning sirens,” according to a city memo.

A bid from the Federal Signal Corporation, administered by Montgomery County, is the lowest and best bid, Englewood Fire Chief E. Bergman Jr., said in a prepared statement. 

Englewood City Council must pass a resolution committing to providing matching funds for the number of sirens they want to purchase through the county. 

The resolution states the city wants to purchase two 130dB battery backup terrorist warnings sirens and controls, for a total not to exceed $20,249.60, according to the memo. These would also be used as tornado warning sirens.

“I know terrorism is all over the place, especially with what is happening in England, but I’d rather have it for tornadoes,” Amy Lynn, of Englewood, told News Center 7’s Malik Perkins on Tuesday.

Half of the cost would come from the county’s "FY 15 State Homeland Security Grant Program Warning Sirens Project. The grant awarded to the county is $246,000.

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“Siren allocations and locations were assigned as the result of a sound/topography study of the nine participating jurisdictions,” reads the memo.

Bergman states in the memo the two new sirens would supplement the city’s existing seven sirens.

The new sirens would be located near South Main Street and Interstate 70 and near Northmoor Elementary School.

“Once installed, Englewood citizens will have the most comprehensive siren alerting system in the country,” Bergman wrote.

Bids were advertised through the Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Agreement. 


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