One thing that people who live in Gull Lake are very accustomed to hearing is the siren that is located in the Town Hall building. Every day at noon, it wails once to remind us that it is time for dinner, and if it wails continuously for three minutes, it indicates that the fire department is to being dispatched to a call for help.
However, visitors to our town are unaware of the reason for the siren's wailing. Every year, I receive a few texts or phone calls from guests staying at Campbell's Accommodations who are startled by the siren and are unsure what it means or what action they should take. This is especially true for visitors from communities where similar sirens are used to warn residents of impending tornadoes.
When I was reviewing the search results on the Gull Lake Events website recently, I noticed several searches for "Gull Lake Siren" and "Gull Lake Air raid Siren." I discovered that there is no information available online about the use of the siren. As a result, I decided to publish this information on the Gull Lake Events website.
So, if you hear the siren, it can only mean one of two things. If it goes off once at noon, it's time to eat. If it goes off for three minutes, the fire department is on its way to a call. It is not used as a public warning siren to warn people about tornadoes or other natural disasters.