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Outdoor Warning Sirens
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Description:
Civil Defense Sirens (outdoor warning devices) are all over the US (and the world)! Is there one of these structures in your community, legacy of the Cold War paranoia?
Expanded Description:
During the height of the Cold War in the U.S., these devices wailed every Friday afternoon. Kids in nearby schools were drilled what to do in an actual nuclear emergency. They were instructed to crawl under their desks, hands clasped behind their heads. As any baby boomer knows, this is known as the "Duck and Cover" position... pie in the sky protection against a nuclear holocaust.

These outdoor warning sirens have many modern day uses besides warning you to "Duck and Cover". Across the midwest of the United States, they are actively used for severe weather warnings. Along coastal regions they may be used for tsunami warnings as well. Some small towns use them to call the volunteer firemen to duty.
Instructions for Posting a Outdoor Warning Sirens Waymark:
1) Using a GPS, record the coordinates of the siren.
2) Take a photo of the siren and upload it to the gallery of your waymark.
Bonus info: Any additional history or recollections would be great (such as when was the last time you heard the siren).
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To log a waymark visit, you must post a photo of the siren you visited.
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Image for Siren - Eastman Chemical Co. - Kingsport, TNview gallery

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Outdoor Warning SirensSiren - Eastman Chemical Co. - Kingsport, TN

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Community warning siren on top of Eastman Chemical Company Building 273

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/23/2008

last visited: never

Image for Deep Gap Fire Department Siren - Deep Gap, North Carolinaview gallery

SESE77.9 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensDeep Gap Fire Department Siren - Deep Gap, North Carolina

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This siren is located at the Deep Gap Volunteer Fire Department in this rural area of North Carolina just off Old 421 S.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1

location: North Carolina

date approved: 6/6/2008

last visited: 6/7/2008

Image for Laurel Springs VFD Sirenview gallery

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Outdoor Warning SirensLaurel Springs VFD Siren

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Outdoor siren located at the the Laurel Springs VFD. It is at the intersection of highway 18 and 88.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/20/2009

last visited: never

Image for Bland Co Vol Fire Dept Siren  -  Bland, VAview gallery

NENE125 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensBland Co Vol Fire Dept Siren - Bland, VA

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This outdoor warning siren is mounted on the fire station of the Bland County Volunteer Fire Department in Bland, Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/15/2007

last visited: 8/20/2013

Image for Boiling Springs Fire Department Sirenview gallery

SESE154.2 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensBoiling Springs Fire Department Siren

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A siren in Boiling Springs

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Web-ling

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/11/2012

last visited: never

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