The main purpose of a siren is to alert citizens about an emergency. Nowadays we rely on other forms of communication such as cell phones and pagers, but in some cases, sirens may be more useful. All fire truck manufacturers include sirens on fire apparatus and fire department have a huge siren built-in their fire station.
Why are sirens useful?
Why is the traditional siren more useful than modern communication? Simply because phone batteries die, cell phones are pagers are not always around people, and text messages and apps like Active 911 can be delayed. But, the siren sound is always on time and reaches everyone in the desired area. It catches everyone’s attention and it helps with the traffic when a fire engine passes by. Citizens are also alerted for volunteering in case someone needs help and the firefighting crew cannot handle the situation alone. A siren is also proof that some specialized team is on the way to the incident. Most of the times, sirens which belong to fire stations are operated only during the day, especially in rush hours. The siren belonging to a fire truck is always turned on, but if the traffic is clear at night, firefighters use only the lighting system alert.
Testing the sirens helps for maintenance and for getting people familiar to the sound, in case of a real emergency. The imminent danger is a two-minute wavering tone, while the testing one is a steady, 30 seconds tone. Volkan Fire is the best fire truck producer from where you can buy a fire apparatus. We are a modern fire truck producer Turkey with many years of experience and with a portfolio rich in pumpers, fire trucks, aerial apparatus, wildland engines, squints, and heavy rescue apparatus.