BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office has a new tool in its arsenal to notify people of an emergency.
An evacuation siren is now installed in all marked patrol cars. The tone of the siren is unlike any other siren used by first responders in the United States.
The plan of action is for deputies to use the new siren when they are unable to go to every door to warn people of an emergency.
The Sheriff acknowledged that while the new siren is another useful way to reach more people, it is not meant to replace existing emergency notification systems. He asked community members to continue to stay connected to other emergency notification systems and information resources, such as Code Red and the Sheriff's official Facebook page.
Sign up for Code Red here.