Fire EMS Resources

Smoke Alarms – Why, Where, and Which
A smoke alarm is critical for the early detection of a fire in your home and could mean the difference between life and death. Fires can occur in a variety of ways and in any room of your home. But no matter where or how, having a smoke alarm is the first key step towards your family's safety. Click here for more info.

Warning Sirens
Warning sirens will be activated if a tornado has been sighted near Norwalk. A steady 3-minute tone will indicate a tornado warning and that you should immediately seek shelter in your basement or an interior room in your house. The Weather Bureau uses the term tornado watch to mean conditions are such that a tornado is possible. The sirens will not be sounded for a watch but will be for a tornado warning (a funnel cloud has been sighted in the area either by radar or an observer). The sirens are tested the first Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
Siren locations:
  • 513 W. North Avenue
  • 519 Main Street
  • 599 Gordon Avenue
  • 181 Masteller Road
  • 591 Beardsley Road
  • 1114 East 18th Street
Escaping Your Home
It may be smoky; getting low may make it easier to breathe and see. Smoke contains toxic gases which can disorient you or, at worst, overcome you. The time it takes to get out depends on many factors including mobility, helping others, escape route, time of day, smoke, fire, and the location of the fire relative to you. More info