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  • Wind UP Sirens, For or Against

    Just curious we do not currently have wind up sirens on our engines. Was wondering do you FF's like them or dislike them and what is the best brand. Also does anyone know of any good websites with siren sounds?

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    All comments expressed are my own and do not reflect the opinions of the Logan Fire Dept or Local 2148


    Dave
    Logan Fire Dept
    Local 2148

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    If you are referring to the infamous Federal Q, then I don't think you will find a single FF on this site that is dislikes them

    Eric

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    • #3
      The Federal "Q" is by far the best on the market, but i was wondering if anyone has tried the new electronic "wind up style siren". Whelen and Federal both make these and our new Sutphen Platform has been ordered with one on it.Wanting someones opinion on how they sound.
      Stay Safe

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      • #4
        You hear an electronic siren and wonder if it's a fire truck, police car or ambulance. You hear a "Q" and air horns and you know it's a fire truck! (Unless you work for one of those dept's that puts a Q on an ambulance - you know who you are!)

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        • #5
          You gotta go with the "Q". there's NOTHING that clears traffic quite like it!!!!!!

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          Glenn Ralston
          Firefighter/EMT-D
          Bay Ridge Fire-Rescue
          [email protected]

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          • #6
            I love the sound of a Q. I hope our new engine has one on it. We do not have any currently but we are hoping to get one. I was pretty sure that everyone liked them.

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            All comments expressed are my own and do not reflect the opinions of the Logan Fire Dept or Local 2148


            Dave
            Logan Fire Dept
            Local 2148

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            • #7
              Our county EMS got one of the electric "Q"'s and what little I heard of it it sounds ok. You can tell it's not a real Q...but it sounds better than any other electric siren.

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              • #8
                I'm gonna have a Federal Q2 play at my wedding. There is no sweeter sound than a Q and air horns. Our new pumper is coming with a Q2, and I can't wait.

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                In Omnia Paratus

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                • #9
                  Federal Q Wind it up and let it scream. Electronic sirens are for Tonka's.

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                  • #10
                    I wish our department would put Q's on our trucks! Only our two rescues have them. We've just recently gone to a Federal Signal electronic. Don't know what model, but I used to hear them out west a lot. My all time favorite is the Whelen 224 wail sound. The Q does move the traffic the best though.

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                    • #11
                      Federal Q2b's should be required by the NFPA on any fire apparatus bigger than a pickup!!

                      Q's FOR EVER!!!!!!!!!

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                      Hazmat961

                      http://uvfd.homestead.com/home.html

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                      • #12
                        A fire truck just isn't a fire truck with out a "Q"!!!! And yes, it should be required by NFPA--for once they'll pass something that makes sence!!:-)

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                        Matt
                        Newtown Fire Association
                        Station 45

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                        • #13
                          All I have to say is Federal Q2B baby!

                          Tally ho!

                          Justin
                          Altamont vol FD
                          Albany co NY

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                          • #14
                            Every real fire truck has a Federal Q.

                            The Mars siren isn't bad, but it's still no Q.

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                            • #15
                              I used to ride with a vollie rescue squad that has Q's on the ambuli...and I knew perfectly well that people were only getting out of the way because they thought they were about to get run over by a fire truck

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