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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 Calistoga Fire Station Warning Siren - Calistoga, CAview gallery

NWNW27.7 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensCalistoga Fire Station Warning Siren - Calistoga, CA

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A warning siren outside the fire station on Washington St in Calistoga, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/18/2009

last visited: 6/20/2009

Image for old Hamilton AFB fire stationview gallery

SS42.6 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 Dolan Way Silent sirenview gallery

SS46.8 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 Estudillo St Warning Siren - Martinez, CAview gallery

SS47.6 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 Brown St Warning Siren - Martinez, CAview gallery

SS48.3 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 Nicasio Warning Siren - Nicasio, CAview gallery

SWSW50.2 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 Occidental VFD Warning Siren - Occidental, CAview gallery

WW53.1 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensOccidental VFD Warning Siren - Occidental, CA

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A warning siren on the Occidental fire house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/8/2010

last visited: 7/13/2010

Image for Meadow Homes Elementary School Warning Siren - Concord, CAview gallery

SESE56.3 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 Corte Madera Fire Station warning siren - Corte Madera, CAview gallery

SS56.8 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 Zamora Fire Department Warning Siren - Zamora, CAview gallery

NENE58.1 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensZamora Fire Department Warning Siren - Zamora, CA

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A warning siren outside the Zamora Fire Department in Zamora, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2009

last visited: 6/23/2010

Image for Yolo Fire Station Warning Siren - Yolo, CAview gallery

NENE58.3 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensYolo Fire Station Warning Siren - Yolo, CA

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A warning siren outside the Yolo Fire Stationin downtown Yolo, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2009

last visited: 9/24/2009

Image for Siren, Indian Rockview gallery

SS58.4 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 Geary Rd Warning Siren - Walnut Creek, CAview gallery

SESE59.1 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 Lower Lake Warning Siren - Lower Lake, CAview gallery

NWNW60 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensLower Lake Warning Siren - Lower Lake, CA

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A warning siren in downtown Lower Lkae, CA. The siren stands just off of Main St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2009

last visited: 10/21/2009

Image for Cowell Cement Company Smokestack,  Concordview gallery

SESE60 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 Wurster Hall Warning Siren - Berkeley, CAview gallery

SS61 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 Rio Vista Warning siren -  Rio Vista CAview gallery

SESE63.2 km

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Outdoor Warning SirensRio Vista Warning siren - Rio Vista CA

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Possibly less than a mile from the Sacramento River, this one may be intended as a flood alert, but it could also be grass fires, or other wind warning.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

Image for Tunnel Rd Warning Siren - Berkeley, CAview gallery

SS63.6 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 behind Moraga-Orinda Fire Station 41 - Moraga, Caview gallery

SS66.8 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 Jackson Way Warning Siren - Alamo, CAview gallery

SESE67.9 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 Lafayette Square Warning Siren - Oakland, CAview gallery

SS68.2 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

SS68.7 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

SS69.4 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 Union Square Siren - San Francisco, CAview gallery

SS70 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

SS70.2 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

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