New warning siren for Jamestown

Jamestown's new omnidirectional siren is mounted 50 feet up, with the solar cells about halfway down. At the foot of the pole are Steve Borts and Larry Borts, Jamestown Fire Protection District, Cpl. Wayne Cleveland and Deputy James Corrigan, Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, and Chief Lineman Kevin Oser, Ameren Missouri.

Jamestown's new omnidirectional siren is mounted 50 feet up, with the solar cells about halfway down. At the foot of the pole are Steve Borts and Larry Borts, Jamestown Fire Protection District, Cpl. Wayne Cleveland and Deputy James Corrigan, Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, and Chief Lineman Kevin Oser, Ameren Missouri. Photo by David Wilson.

A new omni-directional siren has been installed in Jamestown just in time for the tornado season.

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In the background, the 10-foot deep hole for the siren pole is being drilled by an Ameren Missouri crew and truck, as the mount for the omnidirectional siren is bolted to the top of the pole. From left are Gary Berendzen, Larry Borts, Mike Hart and, far right, Terry Gibson.

The new warning siren was installed Tuesday, Feb. 28, on the north side of the parking lot across from the city fire station of the Jamestown Fire Protection District (JFPD), with the assistance of Ameren Missouri personnel and equipment.

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The solar panel is taken to the pole for mounting by employees of Outdoor Warning Consulting LLC.

According to Steve Cearlock, of Outdoor Warning Consulting LLC, an omni-directional Whelen siren "covers everybody in 360 degrees with no moving parts."

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The Whelen omnidirectional siren is prepared for mounting on the top of the pole before the pole is set in the ground. The completed unit puts the siren 50 feet above the ground.

For more of this story check out the March 7 issue of the California Democrat

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