Writer burned up over fire department’s sirens

Editor:

The Alameda Fire Department’s vehicle sirens are just too loud. It physically hurts the ear when they approach and pass pedestrians with their sirens set at such an ear-piercing sound level.

Our firefighters wear hearing protection when underway to an emergency with their sirens on. Alameda residents do not automatically come with equal hearing protection issued as street-wear when our firefighters drive by, sirens blaring.

I recommend firefighter vehicles have their sirens re-calibrated down to a decibel level matching that used by Oakland Fire Department’s vehicles. It would still be loud enough to get the job done.

Looking forward to hearing ... everything!

Peter Cameron