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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 Pacifica State Beach Warning Siren - Pacifica, CAview gallery

SS8 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensPacifica State Beach Warning Siren - Pacifica, CA

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A warning siren at Pacifica State Beach in Pacifica, CA. The warning siren is by the parking lot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/6/2010

last visited: 10/3/2013

Image for Castro St Warning Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

NENE11.7 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensCastro St Warning Siren - San Francisco, CA

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A warning siren on the corner od Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/20/2010

last visited: never

Image for Fire Station 6 Warning Siren  - San Francisco, CAview gallery

NENE12.4 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensFire Station 6 Warning Siren - San Francisco, CA

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A warning siren on fire station 6 in San Francisco, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/19/2011

last visited: never

Image for Land's End Tsunami Warning Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

NN12.4 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensLand's End Tsunami Warning Siren - San Francisco, CA

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A Tsunami warning siren by the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco's Land's End.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/24/2008

last visited: 12/24/2008

Image for 3rd St Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

NENE13.4 km

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Outdoor Warning Sirens3rd St Siren - San Francisco, CA

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A warning siren on 3rd St in San Francisco, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/18/2018

last visited: never

Image for Union Square Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

NENE15.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensUnion Square Siren - San Francisco, CA

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A warning siren at the corner of Powell and Geary at Union Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/10/2009

last visited: 11/5/2017

Image for Rincon Alley Warning Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

NENE15.8 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensRincon Alley Warning Siren - San Francisco, CA

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A warning siren on Rincon Alley in San Francisco. This siren is next to the Hway 80 freeway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/21/2010

last visited: 6/22/2010

Image for Cornell Ave Warning Siren - Princeton By The Sea, CAview gallery

SS18.2 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensCornell Ave Warning Siren - Princeton By The Sea, CA

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A warning siren along the street on Cornell Ave in Princeton, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/16/2013

last visited: never

Image for Lafayette Square Warning Siren - Oakland, CAview gallery

NENE24.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensLafayette Square Warning Siren - Oakland, CA

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A warning siren by Lafayette Square in downtown Oakland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/23/2011

last visited: never

Image for Oakland Fire Station 12 Warning Siren - Oakland, CAview gallery

NENE24.6 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensOakland Fire Station 12 Warning Siren - Oakland, CA

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A warning siren by the Oakland Fire Station 12.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/23/2011

last visited: never

Image for Clinton Square Warning Siren - Oakland, CAview gallery

NENE25.4 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensClinton Square Warning Siren - Oakland, CA

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A warning siren at Clinton Square in Oakland, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/23/2011

last visited: never

Image for Corte Madera Fire Station warning siren - Corte Madera, CAview gallery

NN28.8 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensCorte Madera Fire Station warning siren - Corte Madera, CA

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A warning siren atop the fire station in Corte Madera. The station is next to the town hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/21/2008

last visited: 5/13/2009

Image for Wurster Hall Warning Siren - Berkeley, CAview gallery

NENE30.7 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensWurster Hall Warning Siren - Berkeley, CA

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A warning siren on top of Wurster Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/18/2009

last visited: 10/27/2012

Image for Tunnel Rd Warning Siren - Berkeley, CAview gallery

NENE31.1 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensTunnel Rd Warning Siren - Berkeley, CA

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A warning siren in the Berkeley Hill in Berkeley, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/22/2014

last visited: never

Image for Siren, Indian Rockview gallery

NENE31.5 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensSiren, Indian Rock

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A silent siren of the past.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BackPak

location: California

date approved: 11/16/2005

last visited: 9/10/2014

Image for 14th Ave Warning Siren - San Leandro, CAview gallery

EE32.2 km

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Outdoor Warning Sirens14th Ave Warning Siren - San Leandro, CA

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A warning siren on the corner of 14th and Lillian in San Leandro, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/6/2011

last visited: never

Image for Alameda County Fire Station 22 Warning Siren - San Lorenzo, CAview gallery

EE32.5 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensAlameda County Fire Station 22 Warning Siren - San Lorenzo, CA

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A warning siren in the back of station 22 in San Lorenzo, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/13/2019

last visited: never

Image for Old City Hall Siren - Hayward, CAview gallery

EE36.4 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensOld City Hall Siren - Hayward, CA

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A siren on the old city hall in Hayward, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/18/2016

last visited: never

Image for Siren behind Moraga-Orinda Fire Station 41 - Moraga, Caview gallery

NENE36.9 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensSiren behind Moraga-Orinda Fire Station 41 - Moraga, Ca

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A siren mounted on a tower tucked behind Moraga-Orinda Fire Station 41 in Moraga, Ca.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas

location: California

date approved: 7/7/2006

last visited: never

Image for Sorenson Park Warning Siren- Hayward, CAview gallery

EE37.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensSorenson Park Warning Siren- Hayward, CA

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A warning siren on Jane Ave in Hayward, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/1/2012

last visited: never

Image for Fire Station Warning Siren - Palo Alto, CAview gallery

SESE38.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensFire Station Warning Siren - Palo Alto, CA

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A warning siren behind a fire station on High St in Palo Alto.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/30/2012

last visited: never

Image for Dolan Way Silent sirenview gallery

NENE39.4 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensDolan Way Silent siren

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Silent siren!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BackPak

location: California

date approved: 10/23/2006

last visited: 10/23/2006

Image for Bidwell Park Warning Siren - Hayward, CAview gallery

EE40.4 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensBidwell Park Warning Siren - Hayward, CA

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Outdoor warning siren located in Hayward Area Regional District's Bidwell Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kablooey

location: California

date approved: 2/11/2011

last visited: never

Image for old Hamilton AFB fire stationview gallery

NN43.1 km

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Outdoor Warning Sirensold Hamilton AFB fire station

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High atop the Spanish Renassance-style firehouse, this siren would have been used to warn the base of an attack by our enemies.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamMoehrke

location: California

date approved: 8/27/2005

last visited: never

Image for Juana Briones Park Siren - Palo Alto, Caview gallery

SESE43.6 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensJuana Briones Park Siren - Palo Alto, Ca

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This siren is located at the edge of Juana Briones Park behind the Arastradero Fire Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas

location: California

date approved: 7/6/2006

last visited: 1/20/2011

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