A fire truck can get very noisy when it is in action. A fire alert is never a joke and the firefighters must reach the fire scene in no time. In urban areas, driving a fire engine on the crowded streets of the cities may get difficult and the traffic jam might delay the fire intervention. For this reason, fire engines and fire trucks are equipped with sirens and warning lights.
The sound of a siren
The sound of a siren may differ from truck to truck, from very frequent and squeaky to slow and thick-tongued. At a first impression, the fire truck sound may sound similar to police and ambulance, but their sirens have different sounds. The sirens can be heard from a far distance and, depending on the gravity of the fire and the environment restraints, the driver can adjust the volume of the siren. Normally, the siren is open only in heavy traffic, but many firefighters prefer to use it in any case, to catch people’s attention and to warn them that there is danger nearby.
Water pumping and hoses
During the fire extinction, the engines and firefighters develop plenty of activities. The noisiest activities are the water pumping from external sources and the expelling towards the flames. The water hoses are large in diameter and heavy and they are equipped with the possibility of adjusting the water pressure. The system, which pumps the water is not very noisy and disturbing, but are easily perceived from a few streets away. Volkan Fire is one of the best fire truck manufacturers in Turkey and an excellent fire truck producer, with a wide range of fire engines and fire trucks at competitive prices and high-quality standards. As a respected fire truck producer Turkey, Volkan Fire obeys all regulations and requests written in the official fire code.