What does it mean when I hear the weather sirens go off?

The weather sirens in Butler County are activated when:

  • Receiving a tornado warning from the National Weather Service in all or any portion of Butler County.
  • Receiving notification from the National Weather Service for all or any portion of Butler County of a doppler indicated tornado cell.
  • Receiving notification from a credible source to include Law Enforcement Officials, Fire and EMS Officials, Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Spotters, or numerous calls from the public in a specific area.
  • Any Police Chief, Fire Chief, Butler County Sheriff, or Emergency Management Director or their designee's has the authority to activate the county-wide tornado alert system with credible information or actual eye-witness sighting.
  • All tornado sirens will be activated the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. by each responsible dispatch center for the purpose of testing the sirens.

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1. What services does the Liberty Township Fire Department (LTFD) provide?
2. How does the Liberty Township Fire Department provide Fire/EMS Service?
3. Where are the Liberty Township fire stations located?
4. What is the Liberty Township Fire Department's Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating?
5. When should I call the fire station and when should I call 911?
6. What happens when I call 911?
7. What should I do when encountering an emergency vehicle that is utilizing lights and siren?
8. Why do emergency responders sometimes turn off lights and siren and then turn them back on?
9. Why do some department members wear orange shirts and helmets?
10. Will I receive a bill for being transported to the hospital?
11. Why did a fire truck show up when I only called for an ambulance?
12. What does it mean when I hear the weather sirens go off?
13. Why did I see a firetruck or ambulance at the grocery store?
14. Why does the fire department flow the fire hydrants?
15. How can residents help with hydrant maintenance?
16. What part does the fire department play in natural disasters?
17. Are the Liberty Township fire stations Safe Havens for infants?
18. Can I bring expired and/or unwanted prescription medications to the firehouse for proper disposal?
19. Do I get billed for a fire alarm response?
20. What is the history of the Liberty Township Fire Department?