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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).
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log a waymark visit, you must post a photo of the siren you visited.
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Image for Dolan Way Silent sirenview gallery

SWSW1.3 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 Siren, Indian Rockview gallery

SS12.6 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 Estudillo St Warning Siren - Martinez, CAview gallery

EE14.8 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensEstudillo St Warning Siren - Martinez, CA

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A warning siren on Estudillo and Ward in Martinez.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/27/2011

last visited: never

Image for Wurster Hall Warning Siren - Berkeley, CAview gallery

SS15.3 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 Brown St Warning Siren - Martinez, CAview gallery

EE15.4 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensBrown St Warning Siren - Martinez, CA

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A warning siren in a residential neighborhood of Martinez, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/16/2012

last visited: never

Image for Tunnel Rd Warning Siren - Berkeley, CAview gallery

SS18.2 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 old Hamilton AFB fire stationview gallery

WW19.3 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 Corte Madera Fire Station warning siren - Corte Madera, CAview gallery

SWSW21.2 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 Geary Rd Warning Siren - Walnut Creek, CAview gallery

SESE22 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensGeary Rd Warning Siren - Walnut Creek, CA

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A warning siren on Geary Rd in Walnut Creek, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/24/2010

last visited: never

Image for Lafayette Square Warning Siren - Oakland, CAview gallery

SS22.2 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

SS22.9 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

SS23.5 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 Meadow Homes Elementary School Warning Siren - Concord, CAview gallery

EE23.7 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensMeadow Homes Elementary School Warning Siren - Concord, CA

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A warning siren outside of the Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/14/2018

last visited: never

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

SESE23.8 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 Rincon Alley Warning Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

SS25.4 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 Union Square Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

SS25.6 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 Cowell Cement Company Smokestack,  Concordview gallery

EE28.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensCowell Cement Company Smokestack, Concord

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A familiar Smokestack in the Concord Area

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HanSohn

location: California

date approved: 12/5/2005

last visited: 3/14/2009

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

SWSW28.5 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 3rd St Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

SS28.6 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 Jackson Way Warning Siren - Alamo, CAview gallery

SESE29 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensJackson Way Warning Siren - Alamo, CA

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A warning siren in a residential area of Alamo, CA. The siren is on Jackson Way.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/8/2010

last visited: 1/3/2012

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

SWSW29 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 Land's End Tsunami Warning Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

SWSW30.7 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 Nicasio Warning Siren - Nicasio, CAview gallery

WW35.1 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensNicasio Warning Siren - Nicasio, CA

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A warning siren on a lamp post in Nicasio, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/28/2010

last visited: 7/28/2010

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

SESE36 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

SESE39.1 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

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