AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Richmond County will be gaining new warning systems this year for communication and dangerous weather advisories. The Augusta Fire Department received a grant to install four new emergencies sirens in Augusta.
These sirens not only alert the public with noise, but officials can also use it to project messages in case of emergencies.
Michael Meyers, Public Information Officer of Augusta Fire Department, said these sirens are going to help First Responders continue to keep people safe.
"These sirens will have a broad scope, generally sirens are made and put in place so they can alert people of possible bad weather. These sirens will be able to do that as well as be able to put out a message so it will be able to put out verbal communication which makes these sirens somewhat ahead of the game."
These four sirens will be strategically placed in Diamond Lakes, Station 12, Warren Road and May Park.