The sound of a fire siren will soon be heard again in West Perth.

The municipality’s fire department is investigating bringing the fire station siren back after it was permanently silenced in 2009.

Two tests are taking place this week, Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 am., with an online survey then being made available to residents where they can give their feedback.

West Perth Fire Chief William Hunter says the siren is located in the hose tower at the new fire station in Mitchell.

“It’s protected from the elements because it’s inside the hose tower, there are louvers built into the hose tower, right at the top, so the sound will still get out.”

Hunter adds the information collected through the survey will be used for a report to be presented to West Perth Council in January who will then make the final decision on bringing the siren back.