The Del City Fire Department is responsible for the Office of Emergency Management for the City of Del City. With our Local, County, State and Federal Partners, we work to minimize the effect of natural and manmade disasters to our community by Preparing For, Responding To, Recovering From and Mitigating disasters
The Del City Office of Emergency Management maintains 8 Outdoor Warning Sirens strategically located throughout Del City. A responsibility of Emergency Management is to warn the public of approaching or existing hazardous conditions, which require immediate protective actions in order to save lives and reduce injuries. Outdoor Warning Systems (OWS) are but one method to warn the public. Outdoor Warning Systems are designed to alert citizens who are outside or outdoors; they are not designed to penetrate buildings and warn those inside structures. Citizens should not mistakenly wait to hear a siren as their only source of warning information. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All-Hazards Radio with Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology is a good method of receiving warning messages indoors. Del City, along with other Central Oklahoma communities, tests their OWS at noon on Saturdays, weather permitting, with no potential for severe weather. A map of the outdoor warning sirens are located below.
StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives. Del City was recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady community in 2010.