Emergency siren to be tested today at University Park Airport

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Authorities at the University Park Airport will be testing a new emergency siren system today (July 29), starting at 7 a.m. The siren system is designed to alert on-site Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighters (ARFF) in the event of an aircraft emergency at the airport. Residents who live in the immediate vicinity of the airport may notice a change in the siren’s tone or volume as testing begins.

Ed Foster, the associate director of airport operations at the University Park Airport, said the new system will be more powerful, with an omnidirectional broadcast range of up to 4,000 feet.

For more on the siren system.

Last Updated July 29, 2013