Community alert sirens are used as part of Victoria’s warning system for all hazards – including flood, fire and storm. Community alert sirens are only used when there is imminent threat to the community.
- Short Siren (up to 90 seconds) – indicates a CFA Brigade has responded to an emergency incident nearby. Stay informed.
- Extended Siren (5 minutes) – indicates that a current emergency has been identified in the local area and people should seek further information immediately. The emergency incident will impact people in this area.
Not all communities have a community alert siren.
Download a copy of the Community Alert Sirens – Policy and Guidelines (PDF)
A pilot program was carried out to evaluate the implementation of the Use of Sirens for Brigade and Community Alerting policy. The final evaluation report is available under Reports.