The federal city of Bonn is taking part in the state-wide warning day in North Rhine-Westphalia on Thursday, March 14, 2023. At 11 a.m. on the dot, a test alarm will also be triggered in Bonn to test the various warning concepts.
In Bonn, 57 sirens will sound and their functionality will be checked and the population will be reminded of the meaning of the signals. (Descriptions of the individual differences can be found on the Bonn city website). In addition, the warning app NINA (Federal Emergency Information and News App) and the Cell Broadcast System will be tested. In addition, the function of the pop-up warnings on the city’s website and the direct announcement option on the Radio Bonn/Rhein-Sieg program will be tested.

What to do in an emergency in the event of a “warning” signal:
If the warning signal sounds in an emergency, move to closed rooms and close windows and doors. You should also pay attention to loudspeaker announcements from the police and fire department as well as on radio stations.

The aim of the warning day is to sensitize the population to the topic and to inform them about warning signals and possible ways of behaving in order to ensure that they can help themselves.

Further information can be found here.