Malfunction causes sirens to go off in Dallas

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April 8, 2017


Malfunction causes sirens to go off in Dallas

Tonight the City of Dallas is experiencing a malfunction in sirens throughout the City.

Fire dispatch crews are manually shutting off the sirens and a complete shutdown could take up to three hours.

“We ask Dallas residents to be patient with us as we figure out what is causing this malfunction and we request that people not call 911 to report the sirens.”

The Office of Emergency Management, OEM, is determining what caused this malfunction. We will report the cause of the malfunction as soon as that information is available.

There was a surge in calls to the 911 call center and the longest wait time was two minutes.