An early warning siren has been installed at Imperial Mobile Home Park, Baughman Avenue, said Lennie Shepperson, director of Danville-Boyle County Emergency Management Agency.
With cooperation between Danville Fire Department, 911 Center, the city manager, emergency management, the county judge-executive and new owners of the mobile home park, an early warning siren now is in service for the park and surrounding area. It is located near the park office.
Local Fire Chief Mike Thomas contacted Shepperson about the siren, which needed to be disposed of to allow more storage space on city property. After inspecting the siren, it was found to be in working order except it needed a new activation device.
Shepperson contacted City Manager Paul Stansbury to see if the city could install the siren at the mobile home park and learned that Robin Parks, director of the 911 emergency communications center, had money in her budget to install the siren. Judge-Executive Harold McKinney and Boyle County Fiscal Court agreed to pay the monthly electric bill for the warning system, which will allow the 911 Center to activate and shut the siren off.