The City of Wyandotte is standing ready to notify its citizens of emergency situations. Representatives of our local government and industry have the ability to alert and advise you on actions you may need to take to remain safe during an emergency. It is important that all members of your family understand how to receive this information. The City of Wyandotte has various ways in which we notify our citizens: BASF Community Alert Siren, FirstCall Phone Alert, AM 1670, Wyandotte Cable and door to door emergency responders. For more information about our Citywide Emergency Notifications you may download our brochure. For more information about how you and your family can be prepared in the event of an emergency, you may visit www.ready.gov.
File of Life
The City of Wyandotte is offering the File of Life folders to place on your refrigerator in case of a medical emergency where the resident is unable to communicate with emergency personnel. The folders are free to residents of Wyandotte. File of Life folder has a magnet with a pouch that will hold important medical information such as medical history, current
medications and insurance information that can assist Fire, EMS, or Police personnel who respond to the address of a medical emergency where the caller is unable to communicate with first responders.
File of Life folders and registration forms can be picked up at the Wyandotte Police Department or the Wyandotte Recreation, Leisure & Culture Department (Yack Arena) during regular business hours.
BASF Community Alert Siren
The Community Alert siren is activated to alert citizens of an emergency affecting the community. This public address system will provide short instructions on procedures you and your family must undertake in the event of an emergency. You could be instructed to evacuate or to shelter-in-place. When you hear this siren, you will receive more specific information from either the FirstCall Phone Alert system or by tuning to AM 1670 or any of the city cable television public access stations. The public address system is also capable of broadcasting an ‘all clear’ when conditions are safe.
Phone Alert System
The City of Wyandotte subscribes to the CodeRED Phone Alert system. When the community needs to be advised of a situation, the system is activated and citizens within the impacted area will receive an automated telephone call within minutes notifying them of the event and what precautions are recommended. The message will be left on an answering machine, or three attempts will be made to reach you. Once the situation has resolved, residents will receive an ‘all clear’ message. There are four important issues to consider with this system:
Please click here to register for alerts.
If you use only a cordless phone system in your household your telephone will fail during a power outage. Keep a standard, hard-wired telephone available and connect to your jack for operation.
Please keep in mind that our CodeRED Phone Alert System is automated, and may show up as a call from another state on caller ID.
AM Radio Station 1670
The City of Wyandotte has newly obtained its own radio station, AM 1670. In an emergency, public officials will broadcast instructions on this station. Please tune to this station to receive specific information.
Keep a battery-operated radio or crank radio and fresh batteries in your home emergency supply kit. If you are without a home radio, you may use your automobile’s radio, unless conditions warrant remaining inside.
In an emergency, City of Wyandotte officials will broadcast over cable TV stations.
In some situations, you will be told to evacuate. When told to do so, take your emergency supply kit, and do the following:
1. Turn your car radio on AM 1670 for evacuation route information.
2. Do not return home until you have been notified by public officials that it is safe to do so.
3. Consider offering to take neighbors who may not have transportation.
Sheltering-in-place is one of the most effective ways to protect you from the release of certain hazardous chemicals.
To create a Shelter-in-Place:
1. Go inside your home or other building nearby.
2. Close all doors, windows and fireplace dampers.
3. Turn off your furnace, air conditioner and all circulation fans.
4. Obtain your emergency supply kit.
5. Go to an inside, upper level room. Doors, windows and vents can be sealed with plastic, tape or towels.
6. Keep your radio or television on for important safety information.
7. Stay indoors until you are given the all-clear signal.
8. If you have children at school, resist the urge to pick them up and expose them and yourself to unnecessary danger. School personnel have been properly trained to Shelter-in-Place.