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Offline bajdas

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Sirens on american vehicles
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:02:25 AM »
Just viewed the YouTube clip "Richmond Fire-Rescue Quint 1 responding to medical call"
Richmond Fire-Rescue Quint 1 responding to medical call

The extra siren plus air horn they use at intersections must be deafening
No wonder they are wearing headsets.
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Re: Sirens on american vehicles
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 10:00:00 AM »
COuld be worse, have seen a clip of a US fire appliance with a large Train horn on it blasting through suburbia in the middle of the night.
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Re: Sirens on american vehicles
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 02:46:01 PM »
Maybe the americans could have loctronic sirens on their appliances instead of the Q siren and horn although i guess we could adapt to having their powercall siren on our appliances

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Re: Sirens on american vehicles
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 03:31:13 PM »
Maybe the americans could have loctronic sirens on their appliances instead of the Q siren and horn although i guess we could adapt to having their powercall siren on our appliances

I think your argument is flawed. This is primarily due to the Powercall being a fantastic siren and the Loctronic siren being nearly one of the worst ever invented. "Mix" - For when you're too lazy to operate a siren correctly.

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Re: Sirens on american vehicles
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 04:52:17 PM »
Having ride on a appliance with a spec'ed up siren with stock code3 hardware...i do wish there were two volumes to our sirens ;)  

1. "Cruise control". - confirming to SOP, whilst not causing a needless raquet.
2. "GTFO of our way". - Indefinately confirming to SOP, wanting people with Dubstep ears off the roads.

Having a very loud siren, and a truck doing no better speed than a B-Double going up a hill is sometimes embarassing.

However, there are definately times where the stock CFS siren gear on todays 34P's just plain sucks.

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Re: Sirens on american vehicles
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 10:35:40 PM »
Having a very loud siren, and a truck doing no better speed than a B-Double going up a hill is sometimes embarassing.

Well, uh, turn it off?
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Re: Sirens on american vehicles
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 02:03:58 PM »
Our sirens are pathetic, having riden on a US appliance with a Q, there is simply nothing more effective to move traffic. BUT some of them are rather over zealous with its usage !

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Re: Sirens on american vehicles
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 03:10:38 PM »
Nothing beats a far Q Siren!!!!
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