|kb8vul wrote: *||Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:22 pm|
THe old sirens were scrapped or given to other Cities or Towns to be used. The Thunderbeam in Hebron is one or the old sirens from Columbus.
I don't know when the county took over the sirens, and went to Whelen, but prior to that they were City and township owned. The reason for the removal of them was pretty easy though. If there is a siren not working, people will call about it even if there is a siren right next to it that is operational.
It's been said that Franklin County has one of the biggest if not the biggest deployment of Whelen sirens.
There was at least one if not two Franklin County CD sirens (Both Thunderbolt 1000’s, 1952 units) that were Federal Enterprises units. These units came from Cleveland/Cuyahoga County after CD was closed in the city and county in 1972 and all sirens were gone by 1973 (save for a couple suburbs that bought theirs off the county for use as weather sirens, and about 5 that were simply left abandoned to rot). There was a news article I believe with that siren in a picture on here but I cannot access it at the moment as search function is broken.
If I remember correctly that Thunderbolt went somewhere in Franklin County outside Columbus and is now long gone. One of their STL-10’s may have come from Cleveland as well as a place in Cuyahoga County had them but I’m not aware of that (as far as I know that STL could’ve been a fire siren and not used for CD purposes).
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