Danish broadcaster TV2 published a bilingual title to reassure the 25,000 Ukrainian refugees about the annual siren tests in Denmark.
In Denmark, emergency sirens are tested every year on the first Wednesday in May. This year, there is a special focus on getting the message out to the more than 25,000 Ukrainians who have fled to Denmark from the war in their homeland and to reassure them.
National broadcaster TV2 has published a warning article in both Danish and Ukrainian. The Danish Emergency Management Agency, too, has translated the siren test information into both Ukrainian and Russian.
“Today, sirens will sound from about 12 to 12.15. The sirens are part of the annual test of the Danish siren alert system. There is no danger!” the message addressed to Ukrainian refugees in Denmark reads.
On Wednesday at noon, the annual siren test took place and was supervised by the National Police while the Danish Emergency Services were in charge of the siren test, lasting about 15 minutes.
“Each year we focus on informing those groups who may become concerned when we test the sirens. This year, naturally, we have an extra focus on Ukrainians in Denmark, who may have recent experience with the sound of sirens in a completely different context,” said Lars Aabjerg, Head of Communications at the Danish Emergency Management Agency.
“It is important that information about the test reaches a wide audience so that we do not create unnecessary concern. At the same time, it is important that citizens are aware of what to do if they hear the sirens in a real alert, and this test is an opportunity to provide information about this,” Aabjerg added.