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Firefighters claim Federal Signal Corp. failed to install protective devices that would've redirected the 120-decible noise
Thirty-four firefighters claim they suffered permanent hearing loss; each firefighter is seeking $150,000 in damages
Chief Lloyd Crago: "We don't want the fire siren to blow, but when it does, it means somebody needs us."
The 70-year-old wants $150,000 and suggested sirens be covered by a shield to reduce noise
The malfunction led to three minutes of sirens loudly blaring throughout the town
Town officials are considering relocating the siren by the town hall
Rodney Bingham was four feet away from the truck's bumper when the engine's siren was activated; it caused permanent damage to his hearing
"If you lived as close to the fire department as we do and hear the siren going off at all hours of the day and night, you would want a better system also," one resident said
The siren has been turned off for the spring and summer, while firefighters and medics rely on pagers and cellphones to alert them of emergencies
We asked readers if their departments ever ran calls without lights and sirens.
There is more than one choice in sirens, and understand how and why each works will help you make a better decision.
CHICAGO — Nine Chicago firefighters have been awarded $445,000 in damages for permanent hearing loss reportedly due to "unreasonably dangerous sirens." Attorney
In a growing number of cities and small towns motorists, pedestrians and people sitting in their homes are experiencing sound vibrations that have them asking that question:
By Craig K. Paskoski The Evening Sun LITTLESTOWN, Pa. — Modern technology is rendering the traditional fire siren obsolete. Littlestown's Alpha Fire Co. No. 1 will be the
By Jane Glenn CannonNORMAN, Okla. — Installment of the city's new solar-powered emergency warning system is nearing completion, and residents will begin hearing the sirens
By Bob Bauder The Pittsburgh Tribune ReviewHARRISBURG, Pa. — Two Harrisburg teens charged with attempting to rob a Washington County legislator last year were bound over for
By Richard Gazarik The Tribune-ReviewHEMPFIELD, Pa. — Hempfield supervisors, trying to defuse growing tension between residents of West Point and its volunteer fire
By Richard Gazarik The Tribune-ReviewHEMPFIELD, Pa. — A done deal has come undone, residents of the West Point neighborhood of Hempfield say.An agreement to tone down an
By Bob Stiles The Tribune-ReviewSOUTH GREENSBURG, Pa. — South Greensburg's assistant fire chief asked borough council Monday to reactivate the fire whistle at the borough
By John Collins The Lowell SunHUDSON, N.H. — No more blast from the past.The air horn atop the Hudson fire station broke down a few months ago and will not be repaired, Chief

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