Monsey Fire Horns Shut Down

According to officials on Wednesday night the Monsey fire district’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to terminate the use of the fire horn is a nuisance rather than helpful, and in April 2011 the board voted to shut it down for three months in july of that year it was turned back on. Monsey Fire Chief Richard LaGarde stated that the alarm is a tool that firefighters and members of the community need. Pagers and cellphones don’t work in areas with bad reception so many volunteers rely on the loud horns and already have to rely on just phones and pagers between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM when the horns are shut off for the night. According to Ramapo Assistant Fire Inspector Adam Peltz the horn also notifies residents that emergency vehicles will be on the street, driving fast. Peltz stated that if someone is injured or property damaged silencing the alarms will prove to be a hindering to response times.

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