DETROIT IS PREPARING WITH 20 CHRYSLER SIRENS
guardians of American's primary target, Detroit Civil Defense Officials
are conscious of their city's importance to Civil Defense. They
are protecting their homes, children and factories with a modern,
up-to-date Air Raid Warning System. They are installing Chrysler
Air Raid Sirens. Here's why:
new Chrysler Air Raid Siren produces the loudest warning sound ever
achieved for modern production. It is powered by a new 180
horsepower V-8 Industrial engine, making it independent of vulnerable
central power systems. One or any number of sirens may be
remotely controlled from a central control station if desired.
It is clearly recognized over a diameter of 8 miles . . . and it is
the least expensive, 138 decibels
(100 ft. from throat)
of warning sound on the market today!
complete information, specifications and availability for your city,
town or industrial plant write: Marine and Industrial Engine
Division, Chrysler Corporation, 12202 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit 31,
TO GET RAID SIRENS
First Warning Units to Be Installed in March
civil defense program took a step forward Saturday as arrangements were
made for delivery and installations of a siren-warning system and the
first emergency medical supplies began arriving for distribution to
casualty care stations.
Gen. Clyde E. Dougherty, director of the Detroit Office of Civil Defense
(ODC) said the first two of 20 sirens would be installed early in March.
installations will be on top the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel, for the
downtown area, and the General Motors Building, for the New Center area.
committee of the Detroit OCD decided to use a new type 180 horsepower
unit manufactured by the Chrysler Corp. The choice was made after
more than a year of study and comparisons of various warning systems.
Dougherty said about $100,000 was saved by waiting for the development
of the new and better siren.
estimated that the complete warning system would cost about $200,000,
half of which is Federal funds and half City. All but two of the
powerful sirens will be placed on roof of fire stations.
sirens will be activated from remote controls.