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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Obnoxious Fire Department Sirens

With new technology like pagers, scanners and cell phones, are these obnoxious and extremely loud sirens necessary any longer for fire and or ambulance calls?

35 comments:

Tamalain said...

Yes, the networks can go down, you sleep through the call, the battery dies. All sorts of reasons to keep a loud backup running.

Anonymous said...

This is because of the good ole boy ff wanting to show off GET RID OF THESE.

Anonymous said...

They are necessary. I've lived 2 blocks from the Delmar fire dept for 25 years and it doesn't bother me a bit. It also lets the public know how often their first responders are needed.

JoeAlbero said...

11:56, Can't we use the ODDS of what you suggest might happen compared to Gary Comegys talking about the odds of the draw bridge being up if the new station 16 gets a call?

That being said, I would agree with you, however, with this exception. How about IF the network is down they can in fact use the sirens.

Anonymous said...

How many people live close enough to the first department to HEAR the siren? Many rely on their pagers. If you can sleep through a pager the sire will not wake you up. Those pagers are loud!

Anonymous said...

They are extremley annoying and wake people up at all times at night they all have cells,pagers,telephones but the clueless people at dispatch dont use these first they blast the sirens its actually a game the dispatchers play to piss off people trust me i know lol.

Anonymous said...

Yeah ok.

Anonymous said...

This also lets the community know of an emergency in the area to be aware of emergency vehicles.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure those sirens weren't just installed...didn't you know they were there when you moved into your property.

Anonymous said...

Modern day society people can less about these sirens. They interrupt their very important lives!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:56 AM and 12:32pm

Anonymous said...

And they provide notice to listen to radio and watch TV to get more information about other emergencies.

Not Quite Understanding said...

It reminds me of incoming missiles! I don't miss those one iota.

Anonymous said...

Listen to the cry babies about the sirens. These sirens alert the public. As well as the volunteers, and responders, who risk their lives to save yours. Next time you move, don't move near a fire siren.

Anonymous said...

2:00pm
Read the post it says for fire and ambulance emergencies.

It wouldn't be so bad during the day but when they ring a few times a night because no one is responding it gets annoying!

There is absolutely no reason why people in the next town should be able to hear a fire whistle. They are just too loud.

Anonymous said...

They are only sounded for fires, not ambulance calls.

Anonymous said...

You're ignorant. Dispatcher's go by protocol. And use the siren when they are required to do so. And I don't trust you because you have no idea what the SOP's are.

Anonymous said...

I dont need to know someone has sprained there ankle at 3 am they do ,

Anonymous said...

Tornado i can see other than that remove them.

Anonymous said...

Typical redneck ff

Anonymous said...

100% Correct

Anonymous said...

3:43
That is a lie. They may not ring as long for an ambulance call but they do ring!

Anonymous said...

The sirens are as obsolete at the Post Office. Other than a few lone VFD's who uses a siren? Many people today have A/C with windows shut and few people would hear a siren anyway.

Anonymous said...

Dorkchester md they ring 9 Times for a stupid ambulance call.

Anonymous said...

Wrong! The siren has awakened me on many occasions when my pager did not. Also, if Im outside cutting the grass, I never hear my pager but always hear the siren.

Anonymous said...

Post 9/11, the DHS has been having FD's reactivate and repair fire sirens. even offering grants to help pay for it..

Anonymous said...

Typical ff with some common sense trying to get a clueless idiot educated...

Anonymous said...

They do not sound for the first not the second alert for an EMS call unless there was an automatic medical assist alerted as well. They are sounded for the third alert if the ambulance has not marked up as responding. Each EMS alert is 2min apart.

Anonymous said...

Bs i listen to a scanner when they go off a umit will get assigned the call and the damn alerts still go off ,what they are doing is they dont want the county ambulace going to the job so they CONTINUE the sirens.

Anonymous said...

It is activated on the third alert of an ambulance call in the county.

Anonymous said...

12:09
Well Pittsville must get a lot of third alerts! The siren just went off one round only.

Anonymous said...

Vote to get rid of them.

Anonymous said...

That "fire" siren can save many, many lives when it sounds for an emergency like a tornado. It's not just about fire and ambulance calls to first responders. It is an emergency notification system for the public within earshot, as well, and that may be more important than just alerting volunteers to the need for their assistance.

Anonymous said...

12:50
It asked if they needed for fire and ambulance calls. It said nothing about removing it for emergency notifications like tornadoes and such.

Anonymous said...

These are necessary, not only alerts the first responders, but also the community that there may be emergency vehicles responding near this area. I agree with 11:56 and 12:17. 8:07 is also correct.