Sirens

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MACDRIVE, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location:
    Clovis, California
    #1
    Are there a lot of sirens where you live? I just heard like 5 sirens coming from 5 different directions. The Police car sirens make a higher pitched, smoother sound than the ambulances. And of course the fire engines will be tooting their air horns whilst having their sirens going. On some nights, I hear so many sirens, you'd think someone was getting murdered or something. :confused:
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    #2
    Do you live near a hospital, per chance?
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    #3
    There's an old lady in our neighborhood that has a fire scare at least once every 3 weeks, so I hear a lot of sirens.
    I'm down the way from a bad neighborhood, so I hear cop cars going by, too.

    I'm not close enough to the water to hear any other sirens, though. I'd love to hear their sweet song.
     
  4. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location:
    Clovis, California
    #4
    Not too terribly close no, but I am near two major arteries. (pardon the pun) :p

    Coast Guard cutter? :confused:
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    #5
    not quite
     
  6. MACDRIVE thread starter macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location:
    Clovis, California
  7. ezzie macrumors 68020

    ezzie

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    #7
    you think you've got it bad...my house is right across the street from the volunteer fire *and* ambulance company...

    at least at night they wait until they round the corner to start wailing their sirens...

    which would be great if my house wasn't on the corner. :rolleyes:
     
  8. ejb190 macrumors 65816

    ejb190

    #8
    My subdivision is across from the hospital. I am a few streets in, but we can still hear them out on the main road. I just say a silent prayer for them and their patient every time I hear an ambulance head out and feel blessed that we have folks like them willing to take care of people like me...
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #9
    Rarely do I hear sirens where I live- an advantage of not living in a city. :D :)
     
  10. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Location:
    Salt Lake City UT
    #10
    Hmm... the only siren I know of is my girlfriend. And the Apple store has tons of sirens that seduce me everyday.
     
  11. maccam macrumors 6502a

    maccam

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    #11
    Ha ha, lol, I live out in the country and there's not a single siren :p
     
  12. iBlue macrumors Core

    iBlue

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    London, England
    #12
    Not too often that I notice. It's a pretty safe neighbourhood.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. ezzie macrumors 68020

    ezzie

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    #13
    it's funny...i grew up in the sticks and never heard a single siren go by my house. never really heard cars driving by since our lane was so long and we were so far from the road. never thought twice about going out and sunbathing in front of the house. :)

    i don't live in the city now, really....just "in town". my house is right on the corner of the main drag and a street that leads to an apartment complex, so on top of the sirens there's the constant drone of cars driving by. i'm used to it now...i find it sort of comforting.

    i definitely don't plan on sunbathing in the front yard anytime soon, however. ;)
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #14
    Why not? I doubt the neighbors will mind... :p ;) :D
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    #15
    two blocks or so from a Fire Department. i don't even really notice 'em anymore, unless they come down my street for whatever reason. living in the city has kinda made it all background to me for the most part.
     
  16. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Location:
    Salt Lake City UT
    #16
    Did someone here mention that it will be R-rated? I'm up for that.
     
  17. heehee macrumors 68020

    heehee

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Location:
    Same country as Santa Claus
    #17
    There is a police, hospital and fire station within a 3 block radius of where I live. I feel so safe. :D
     
  18. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    #18
    Hmm... in that case, do you live anywhere near Heather McCartney-Mills?
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    #19
    My bedroom overlooks the exit road for ambulances leaving one of London's main hospitals. We also have a fire station round the corner and thanks to the one-way system they have to go past the front of our building every time they need to go north. Same with the police.

    So I guess you could say yeah, there's a few.
     
  20. ezzie macrumors 68020

    ezzie

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    #20
    i live around lots of older people. however, they're mostly older men. they still probably wouldn't mind. ewwww, anyway. :)

    i was out cleaning out my car in the driveway monday night and one out of every 10 cars that turned the corner honked. :eek: it kind of weirded me out a bit.

    back on topic, though...i really thought that the main reason i'd hate living by the fire & rescue company would be the noise...little did i know i'd be most affected by the way i stop whatever i'm doing and hope whoever they're rushing off to help will be alright. :(
     
  21. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #21
    Your two statements contradict themselves.
     
  22. oblomow macrumors 68000

    oblomow

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #22
    Several times a day. Not suprising since we live close to a large hospital.
    It is also one of the four hospital in the country with a emergency helicopter
    service. The kids love it.

    And let's not forget the monthly test of the 'air attack' alarm.
    If someone ever plans to invade the NL (again), he'd better do it on
    the first monday of the month, at noon.
     
  23. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Location:
    Salt Lake City UT
    #23
    No one said that I had to be logical right? I'm human and well life is like Alfred Jarry. :p
     
  24. shu82 macrumors 6502a

    shu82

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Location:
    Rocket City, AL
    #24
    I live in a commercial area on a corner where 5 streets meet. It gets anoying but sirens arent as bad as car alarms. I want to take a brick to their window every time one goes off at 4am. Everyone with a car alarm needs to get their car broken into. You are very rude and selfish people. I leave my car unlocked anyway. That is what insurance is for.

    A couple of weeks ago, both mine and my neighbors car got broken into. They just opened my door, saw my stereo is crap. They took my cd visor but dropped it on the sidewalk after they saw it was all burns! Nothing was stolen from me. But my neigbor had her window broken out, stereo stolen all while her car alarm was going off. Those things are soo useful.

    Sorry for the rant, but the only loud annoying noise I tolerate is my alarm clock.
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #25
    You are right, they probably would not mind (which is indeed scary). :eek:

    Dang, I would take that as one heck of a compliment. :D ;) :cool:
     

Share This Page