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Neighbors cover their ears over E. Farmingdale sirens -- Emerge...

There are 43 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 4, 2008, titled Neighbors cover their ears over E. Farmingdale sirens -- Emerge.... In it, Newsday reports that:

Having lived across the street from an East Farmingdale Fire Department station house for about a quarter century, John Tighe has learned to cope with wailing sirens - but not the Thunderbolt recently installed ...

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#41 Oct 15, 2009
Mark L wrote:
I am certainly ashamed to hear almost every poster here insult and degrade and assume every volunteer firefighter sits at the firehouse all day. Firefighting has been in my family's blood for years, and if it wasn't for the volunteers that serve our communities there would be a lot of trouble. These sirens are actually needed to inform the residents of a village that there is an emergency located within the district's boundaries. Yes, these sirens may be loud, and in some cases the decibel ratings on the aforementioned sirens should be lowered. But to get rid of all of them is pointless and in some cases, a safety hazard. The sirens are also helpful for fire department members who do not have their phones and pagers on, informing them of an emergency when there may not be volunteers available. I personally believe that the sirens should be used more sparingly, when there is an actual emergency. Many automatic house/business alarms, car accidents, CO alarms, etc. are currently justifiable to sound the fire sirens, but nowadays they should be only used for working house fires, automobile accidents with confirmed injury, and other situations where it would be needed to inform firefighters. In my opinion, it is not about tradition that fire departments keep sirens, but more in the idea that the firefighters should be informed of the severity of the emergency. Lower the sound levels and keep the sirens, make everyone happy.
I totally agree with you!!!!

Mount Vernon, NY

#42 Oct 16, 2009

incandela is a sexual predator ... good job 8th precinct .... mothers beware ... theres a predator among us .... michael incandela

Brooklyn, NY

#43 Nov 19, 2010
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>Give me a break!!! I lived in upstate New York, no sirens there. The firefighters for the district were scattered over the area half the size of LI, yet their response time was excellent. Stop using poor excuses, get rid of the noisy useless sirens.
upstate you respond straight to the scene and have a chauffeur at the station, its different on long island we respond to the house cause theres not always someone to take the rig...and im sure your response times are lousy compared to the average response time on long island

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