The City of Wilmington will conduct a test of its Emergency Alert and Notification system today, Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The sirens will sound, and test verbal announcements will be made at approximately 10:45 a.m.
There are 13 sirens located throughout the City that will be activated for three to five minutes tomorrow morning. A full list of sirens is included at the end of this release. These sirens were installed in 2005 as an added means to alert residents and businesses in Wilmington in the event of an actual emergency, and they are monitored and tested annually by BayComm Inc.
The siren system is part of the City’s expanded emergency notification capabilities that include subscription-based Smart 911 and the non-subscription Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS). Through IPAWS, messages and calls can be sent to cell devices in a designated area.
Emergency Alert and Notification Sirens (Wilmington, Delaware)
1 Hausel Road (Port of Wilmington)
New Castle Avenue and Garasches Lane
400 Swedes Landing Road (Marine Station 7)
East 23rd and North Church streets (Brown-Burton Winchester Park)
East 35th and North Market streets
North Monroe and Barrett streets (P.S. DuPont Middle School)
West 18th Street and Baynard Boulevard (Brandywine Park)
400 West 2nd Street (Fire Station 1)
Gilpin Avenue and Woodlawn Avenue (Kentmere Parkway)
West 5th Street and North Cleveland Avenue (Mack Park)
West 3rd and North DuPont streets (Judy Johnson Park)
1000 North Market Street (Rodney Square)
West 10th and North Franklin streets (Cool Spring Park)