Sound the alarm: Town warning system test to take place

The system, operated by Grangemouth's Major Incident Control Committee, will broadcast verbal instructions to the public.

Sound the alarm: Town warning system test to take place STV News

The bi-annual testing of Grangemouth’s community warning system will take place on Wednesday night.

The system, operated by Grangemouth Industrial Complex’s Major Incident Control Committee (MICC), will broadcast warning tones and verbal instructions to the public to ensure they are aware of how to react in the unlikely event of an incident at one of the member companies’ sites.

The test, which will take place at 7pm, will involve activating the MICC alarm masts situated at various locations in and around the Falkirk town.

Residents and visitors will not be required to take any action when the system is activated at that time.

In the unlikely event of an actual emergency taking place during the test, the transmission will clearly indicate such an event and the public should “go in, stay in and tune in”.

Derek Brown, MICC chairman, said: “The twice-yearly testing of the warning system is conducted to provide assurance that we can communicate with the people of Grangemouth, in the unlikely event of a major incident at any one of the MICC operator’s facilities within the area.

“Throughout the year, MICC member companies in Grangemouth work with the emergency services and Falkirk Council to train and exercise our staff to ensure we are fully equipped to deal with a wide range of different scenarios.

“We encourage everyone in the Grangemouth community to ensure that they know what to do should an emergency happen.”

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