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"Giant Voice" loudspeaker system being installed at Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook; community advised testing begins April 7


Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Issue 13, Volume 18.


FALLBROOK - Navy and contractor personnel are in the process of installing a "Giant Voice" mass notification loudspeaker system at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Detachment Fallbrook (also known as the Fallbrook Naval Weapons Station).

This loudspeaker system has the capability to play both sirens and voice announcements, and may be heard by local residents bordering the installation. It will be used in emergency situations only, to warn base employees in the event of extreme weather situations or significant law enforcement or other military operations. In most cases, outdoor sound levels in residential areas immediately adjacent to the base will be well under 70 decibels.

Initial system testing Advertisement
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is scheduled to start the week of April 7, and should consist of occasional broadcasts not longer than two to three minutes each. Testing is currently scheduled to be complete in two weeks. Once initial testing is complete, the system will likely be tested no more than once every three months, for a period of no greater than two minutes each time.

Whenever possible, the base will send out advance email notifications of system testing at least 24 hours in advance.

Anyone wishing to be added to this email list, or anyone with any questions or concerns, should contact the naval weapons station Public Affairs Officer at gregg.smith@navy.mil, or (562) 626-7215.


 

7 comments

Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #1 | Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 10:55 am
My goodness. We just can't stop to reinvent the wheel.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #2 | Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 3:12 am
32nd Street has the same type system. I loved the bugle calls daily.
Comment Profile ImageSiren is sounding.
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm
Listening to it now. I live in Green Canyon (Mission end) and we can hear the voice speaking pretty clearly most of the time. Interesting.
Comment Profile Imagelocal
Comment #4 | Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 6:06 pm
6:03pm I can hear the sirens and speakers saying, "you must evacuate immediately". I like that we finally have a loud siren&speech system for emergency situations, which we can hear here in Fallbrook, and I'm closer to the 15 (it's clearer than the ASTREA Heli too). Just as the Eastern States with there tornado sirens. Good job Navy Weapons and Thank You.

***VILLAGE NEWS NOTE: See advisory on front page of website - system malfunctioning - but glad to hear it more clearly than other systems!
Comment Profile ImageJim Dooley
Comment #5 | Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm
I heard the announcement "you must evacuate immediately", during my dinner. I looked around for smoke, didn't see any, and went back to my dinner. Very weird.
Comment Profile ImageAlturas Resident
Comment #6 | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:32 am
The thing scared the crap out of everyone living in the Alturas area. Everyone was freaking out! DEA
Comment Profile ImageSA
Comment #7 | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:35 am
This sent my neighborhood into a panic. We live along De Luz

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