FALLBROOK – Navy and contractor personnel are in the process of installing a “Giant Voice” mass notification loudspeaker system at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Detachment Fallbrook (also known as the Fallbrook Naval Weapons Station).
This loudspeaker system has the capability to play both sirens and voice announcements, and may be heard by local residents bordering the installation. It will be used in emergency situations only, to warn base employees in the event of extreme weather situations or significant law enforcement or other military operations. In most cases, outdoor sound levels in residential areas immediately adjacent to the base will be well under 70 decibels.
Initial system testing is scheduled to start the week of April 7, and should consist of occasional broadcasts not longer than two to three minutes each. Testing is currently scheduled to be complete in two weeks. Once initial testing is complete, the system will likely be tested no more than once every three months, for a period of no greater than two minutes each time.
Whenever possible, the base will send out advance email notifications of system testing at least 24 hours in advance.
Anyone wishing to be added to this email list, or anyone with any questions or concerns, should contact the naval weapons station Public Affairs Officer at [email protected], or (562) 626-7215.