Quincy Weather Warning Siren System is an outdoor
severe weather warning system designed to notify
people outdoors within the city limits of a tornado
warning with a severe storm cell tracking towards
Quincy or in Quincy. The system is not designed to
notify people throughout the rest of Adams County.
It is not designed or intended
to be a warning system for people indoors.
Information regarding the storm's progression will
be given to the public via local radio and
Quincy Fire Department is the
city department responsible for the equipment and
operation of the Weather Warning Siren System.
Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1
Center is responsible for activating the system upon
direction or for monthly or other periodic testing.
Siren activates for 3 minutes
with an alternating pitch wail. There is no signal
for all clear; each activation indicates a severe
Criteria for Activation. The
9-1-1 Center will activate the warning sirens when
officially notified by telephone or by portable or
mobile radio by a person authorized to initiate the
activation of the sirens.
Testing: The Weather Warning
Siren System shall be tested on the first Tuesday of
every month at 10:00 a.m. in accordance with the
state of Illinois requirements. The 9-1-1 Center and
Quincy Fire Department personnel conduct this test.
The siren system may be tested at other times, when
necessary, when directed. Monthly testing will not
be conducted in case of possible severe weather.
(a) Vermont between N 10th St
and N 11th St
(b) N 23rd St and Chestnut St
(c) S 33rd St and Harrison St
(d) N 46th St and Broadway St
(e) N 8th St and Kochs Lane
(f) S 8th St between Monroe St
and Adams St
(g) 27th and Spruce - Titan