Tornado Safety

Tornado season is almost here. The Fairfield Fire Prevention Bureau offers the following information.
  • The time during which tornadoes are most likely to strike is between 2 and 8 p.m., from April through July.
  • Tornadoes will usually come from the south, southwest or west at from 2 to 70 miles per hour with an average speed of 35 mph.

Protective Measures

Protective measures should include:
  • Stay away from windows.
  • Avoid corridors that may become wind tunnels, south or west openings.
  • Stay away from outside walls on south and west sides of buildings.
  • Seek shelter below ground level, such as a basement or a ditch.
  • Seek shelter under heavy furniture, such as a work bench.
  • Have a portable radio with you.

Tornado Watches & Warnings

  • A watch means atmospheric conditions are suitable for a tornado.
  • A warning means a tornado has been sighted or detected.
Our local warning signal is a steady tone of a siren and will sound as a warning of an approaching tornado. Our local warning signal is tested the first Wednesday of each month. For more information contact Deputy Chief Dennis Glenn at 513-867-5378.