Full Cycle Siren Test to be Conducted
Leonardtown, MD - The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology, in
cooperation with Calvert County Emergency Management and Exelon Calvert Cliffs, will conduct a fullcycle
test of the alert and notification sirens throughout southern Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on
Monday, October 5, at noon.
The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert
Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. All citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing and relay the
information to friends, family and neighbors.
The testing is conducted to enhance siren operation and increase public awareness of the alert and
notification siren system. If the sirens sound at any other time, residents should tune to one of the local
radio stations listed below for information and instructions.
Emergency Alert System stations include: WPTX 1690 AM, WYRX 97.7 FM, WTOP 103.5 FM,
WKIK 1560 AM, WKIK 102.9 FM, WPRS 104.1 FM, WSMD 98.3 FM, WNNT 100.9 FM, WGOP 540
AM, WCEM 1240 AM, WCEM 106.3 FM, WCEI 96.7 FM, WRAR 105.5 FM, WEMD 1460 AM.
For more emergency or disaster preparedness information, contact the Department of Emergency
Services & Technology at 301-475-4200, option 6, option 3.
Additional emergency preparedness information can be found by visiting prepare.stmarysmd.com