Archbald will test its new early warning sirens Friday morning while honoring its late council president.
At 10 a.m., borough officials will hold a ceremony at the Betty Street Playground to dedicate the recently installed sirens to Joseph Simon, who died in August, borough Manager Robert Turlip said. As council president, Simon helped secure grant funding for the sirens, which cost $50,000, Turlip said. The sirens will allow the borough to broadcast voice messages for impending disasters such as tornadoes, flash floods and other severe weather.
The warning system can provide alerts and real-time instruction during a crisis.
Crews installed the sirens at both the Betty Street Playground and the borough’s public works building on Expert Lane, Turlip said.
— FRANK WILKES LESNEFSKY