Wylie Fire Department
Posted in the Wylie Forum
#1 Dec 17, 2013
Noise Pollution by A New- Breed of Macho Firemen, in Wylie, Texas
The siren noise generated by Wylie Fire and Ambulance vehicles has grown in frequency and volume, and has become overtly, intrusive into the interior of our private homes.
Today, even outdoor recreation has become infested with unnecessary noise pollution from Wylie emergency vehicle use, and, are they responding to a bona fide emergency requiring such a production. These guys in their red trucks act as though they are responding to a four-alarm fire at a hospital. Lights will be flashing, the siren wailing, and the driver will be pumping on the air horn to clear the roadway. All of this effort is expended when there is not a soul on the roadway. Needless noise? Of course it is, but to the new-breed of Wylie macho fireman, it is not. Using the excuse of public safety will not be accepted. The Wylie fire and ambulance personnel are infringing upon our quality of life in our neighborhoods. The emergency vehicles constantly racing up and down our roadways have a complete disregard to citizens.
The Wylie Fire, and ambulance vehicles cause us to be shaken from our beds every time a fireman and ambulance responds to a call (legitimate or not).
What kind of municipal oversight do we have in place for these amateur operators with their high-decibel red trucks that are ruining the quality of life in neighborhoods? Why are they blasting their sirens when you cannot see a single vehicle anywhere on a residential street? I am not talking about busy intersections where we have traffic signals and congestion.
It is time to take a mature and unbiased look at this noise pollution without the distracting attachment of defending your emergency-service personnel. Noise is the issue, not the need of fire protection. As citizens and homeowners, we must voice our concerns that the noise pollution from your emergency vehicle sirens needs oversight and control. The excessive noise from emergency vehicles is a menace.
Emergency vehicle noise-making devices must have reasonable limits in volume within our free society. When is a siren wail too loud? Can we ask this question without appearing to be anti-emergency response? Will a louder noise and a brighter light always be deemed "safer" by "the experts?" The problem is very real, and ignoring it will only get worse.
Contact the state elected representatives and ask them to legislate limitations on the decibel level and use of invasive emergency vehicle sirens. I do not make these statements as an attack on our fire emergency-service providers. I am bringing this issue forward, because it is a serious matter of concern in our neighborhoods as a society
#2 Dec 19, 2013
Maybe it because we have to cover our asses because of the sue happy society! All it takes is one accident where they are not using their sirens and someone getting hit or hurt and they loose their job. You never know what your truly responding to until you get there! It's so nice for them to in convince you until it's your kid choking or whatever emergency you have then it's ok for them to use whatever they have to get there as fast as possible.....it bet it is such a horrible thing for that loud noise to last for a few seconds at your house....your pathetic!
#3 Dec 20, 2013
Turning on the siren correctly is on the "final" at Fire School.
#4 Dec 23, 2013
I have wondered the same thing myself. I keep up with their calls and live near Murphy and think they grossly overreact when responding to fale alarm calls, etc. I see no reason to carry on the way they do at all hours of the day and night when roads are empty..Seems egotistical to me.
#5 Mar 28, 2014
I find it annoying that we have 6 of them grocery shopping on my tax dollars, in addition to all those loud unreasonable sirens for fender benders. Not enough to do in small towns. LOL
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