Siren 🚨 emoji in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Insert the Siren or Police Car Light 🚨  symbol / emoji into Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook.  Both in Office for Windows and Office for Mac.

Police Car Light🚨 (aka Siren or Emergency Vehicle Light) symbol can be used any time you want to add warning or alert to a document, slide or sheet.

How Siren 🚨 looks in different fonts.

In Windows only the Segoe UI Emoji and Segoe UI Symbol fonts have the Siren symbol.

Apple vs Windows Siren emoji

As usual, the Apple (Mac, iPhone, iPad) version of the emoji (left) is far superior to the lame Windows version of the same symbol (right).

‘Siren’ or Police Car Light’ emoji: Apple version (left) Windows version (right).

Icon or SVG Siren

Modern Microsoft Office also has ‘Icons’ aka SVG at Insert | Illustrations | Icons .. search for ‘siren’ to see what’s available. In Microsoft 365 there’s a single siren icon in the usual two styles.

Siren 🚨 codes

These are the important code numbers or values you’ll need to enter the Siren or 🚨

Decimal:  128680  Hex:   1F6A8

Web:   🚨 or 🚨

(web codes aren’t used in Microsoft Office, we’ve included them for the sake of completeness.)

Word and Outlook

The Siren 🚨  sign does NOT have an inbuilt shortcut in Word.

Use the standard Word Alt + X symbol shortcut 1F6A8  + Alt + X

Once in a document you can copy it to AutoCorrect and make your own shortcut.


In Windows there are several shortcuts to enter the Siren 🚨  character into any program, but they use a numeric keypad, not the number row above the letters.

Alt + 128680  

Window 11/10 Emoji Panel

The Windows 11/10 Emoji Panel has the Siren 🚨  character. Use Win + . (period/fullstop) to open the panel then search for ‘siren’.

See Emoji Panel is part of Windows 11/10 that totally sucks

MacOS and Office for Mac inserting characters

On a Mac, to enter the Siren 🚨 symbol:

  • Command + Control + Spacebar shortcut to open the Character Viewer.  
  • Search for “ Siren “ and the Viewer should find the symbol you need.

Despite the name Character Viewer, the Apple system tool will also insert characters into any program, including Office for Mac.

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