Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Testing sirens for chemical hazards in 12 cities

Citizens of the towns of Castellgalí, Granollers, Gualba, Les, Montornès del Vallès, Parets del Vallès, Polinyà, Puig-Reig, Riells y Viabrea, Sant Celoni, Sant Vicenç de Castellet and Santa Perpètua de Mogoda will hear the Wednesday, October 18 at 11 am. chemical hazard sirens and receive mobile alerts. Because of their proximity, sirens can also be heard in the towns of Barberà del Vallès, Canovelles, las Franqueses del Vallès, Lliçà de Vall, Montmeló and Vilanova del Vallès.

In this test, 21 PLASEQCAT chemical risk sirens in 12 towns will be activated within 15 minutes. People are not required to isolate themselves, however, the population is encouraged to follow the advice of self-protection in the event of a chemical accident:

  • Lock yourself in the building where we are or the closest one.
  • Close doors, windows, or any outside ventilation.

When the drill is over, a survey can be answered anonymously through any mobile phone to check if the sirens are heard and if the alert is received by mobile phones in the areas affected by the test.

Of the 21 sirens that will be launched, five are new and will sound for the first time.

How about the test?

  • Start the test: A Civil Protection alert will be sent to mobile phones announcing the completion of the test.
  • Activation of sirens: First, the chemical hazard sirens will be activated by the sound of confinement (waving sound like an ambulance siren). This sound is three one-minute long signals separated by five seconds of silence.
  • Completing the test: Chemical hazard sirens are activated at the end of the confinement sound, which is a flat, higher-pitched sound.

This is the second general siren test carried out this year, after what happened in Camp de Tarragona and Terres de l’Ebre on September 20. He November 15the last PLASEQCAT chemical hazard siren test will take place, in this case in Barcelonès, Baix Llobregat, and Vallès Occidental.

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