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Old 01.02.2011, 14:27
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Re: Sirene Testing Wednesday lunchtime!

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You have only been here a few weeks: I think they test them 4 times each year.
In the 10 yrs. I've been in Switzerland (before joining EF), I can only recall them being tested 1x per year - at this time. Any other occurrence heard, would be for a local, not national reasons.

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Siren test

The annual siren test takes place in Switzerland on the first Wednesday of February. It is organised by the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP) in cooperation with the cantons, communes and dam operators. At this time, not only general alert sirens but also water alert sirens are tested to see if they are in working order. People are given advance notice about the siren test on television broadcasts as well as in the newspapers. The siren tests do not require the population to take any special measures.
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Old 02.02.2011, 12:36
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Re: Sirene Testing Wednesday lunchtime!

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In the 10 yrs. I've been in Switzerland (before joining EF), I can only recall them being tested 1x per year - at this time. Any other occurrence heard, would be for a local, not national reasons.

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Siren test

The annual siren test takes place in Switzerland on the first Wednesday of February. It is organised by the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP) in cooperation with the cantons, communes and dam operators. At this time, not only general alert sirens but also water alert sirens are tested to see if they are in working order. People are given advance notice about the siren test on television broadcasts as well as in the newspapers. The siren tests do not require the population to take any special measures.
You are quite right, my mistake.

The 8000 siren tests start today at 13:30 in about 54 minutes time.
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Old 02.02.2011, 12:47
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Re: Sirene Testing Wednesday lunchtime!

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You are quite right, my mistake.

The 8000 siren tests start today at 13:30 in about 54 minutes time.
Thanks for letting us know. I was hoping the test was done in the morning and i missed it
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:31
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

My (swiss) colleague insisted to open the window so we could hear them.
30 second passed and I already want to kill him!
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:31
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Morlok time

The sirens have started.....
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:32
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Got to love Swiss timing: bang on 13.30.
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Just sitting here checking new posts with Sirens blazing and wondering what it was all about - and then EF is there with the answer. Lasted just a few seconds.
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:33
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Re: Morlok time

I was wondering when the first post concerning the siren-tests would appear

To all who weren't around last year: no panic, they're just testing
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:33
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Just heard it too....wow that was loud
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:33
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Re: Morlok time

I was going to put it in the other thead, but couldn't be arsed to find it.
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:34
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Re: Morlok time

me too
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:35
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

In my Stadt, it was loud but blunt, certainly more pleasant than the ones coming from the neighbouring communes which were of the piercing kind.
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:44
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Re: Morlok time

Did you duck and cover?
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Here near Baden (AG) it honestly sounded like a high-school band trombone player with a couple of his buddies drunk on a Friday night practicing for the "Fahnenmarsch"...
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Been here 17 years and I still hate the sound of the damn things, and you can't get away from the eeriness of it all. Two seconds in and I was already subconsciously wondering which bunker to head for! Being outside I also caught myself looking up at the sky. Strange. Never been in a war, but that sound just speaks for itself....
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Re: Tomorrow [2.2.11] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

Duck and cover everybody!
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:49
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Re: Morlok time

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I was going to put it in the other thead, but couldn't be arsed to find it.
I could
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Old 02.02.2011, 13:52
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Meh. I thought my Morlok reference (in the thread I started, but was subsequently absorbed into this one) was quite clever, actually.
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Air raid sirens in Zug or is it just me?

For the last half hour or so there have been air raid sirens ( i think) going off in Zug.. My husband can hear them as well in cham... Wonder what it in aid of? A revolution perhaps?
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See: http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-lif...et-scared.html
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