Wairoa District Sirens
The siren that can often be heard both day and night in Wairoa is the NZ Fire Service Wairoa Volunteer Station siren alerting the volunteer firefighters to a call.
Occasionally the siren will rise and fall several times – this only means “multiple alarms” meaning that further resource is required.
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CIVIL DEFENCE AND/OR A TSUNAMI.
The other siren heard is the AFFCO evacuation alarm test that typically sounds at 7:45am each Tuesday morning – this alarm could also be activated 24/7 in the event of an evacuation at the plant.
For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309 (Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm)