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Causes of switching: European-style cheeses are less squeaky and annoying and contribute less to noise pollution.
"I was listening to voters who complain that the current sirens in New York are tall, continuous noise – inconvenience," says Helen Rosenthal, a Democrat from West West Side and one of the sponsors of the proposal.
Noise is one of the most common complaints about the city's hotline, with many calls for the strong sirens that launch 24/7, awakening people from their slumber. and make the dogs turn in unison The Yorkshire sirens will not change the level of the djibel – still more than approximately 118 – but will reduce the frequency and thus make the sirens less piercing but still enough ear to attract attention . of this legislation is not so much a piercing, "adds co-author of Carna Rivera, a Democrat from Manhattan.
If approved by a vote in the Council – not yet scheduled – the legislation will require sirens for all emergency vehicles for transition within a two-year period.
Buzz for the bill even came to last week's NBC "Saturday Night Live" where "Weekend update" anchor joked that with European-style siren, "You can spend your trip in the ambulance
Members of the Municipal Council carefully examine the experience of Sinai's health system, which is already using the two-color cheeses in its 25 ambulances, which make about 100,000 trips per year.The change was made last year after decades of complaints by the residents of the hospital at Upper East Side  "People do not work all of them, "said Davis," but the "low" was the least intrusive. There was no piercing sound. "
Davis, a 40-year-old EMS veteran who suffers from the rumor that repeats exposure to sirens, said the change was simple and cost-effective: All that is needed is the electronic box is reprogrammed into any vehicle preloaded with seven different sounds like Wail, Yelp. Indeed, many ambulances, fire engines and police cars are fitted with alternative sirens and horns that can be used in certain situations, such as on the move when cars and pedestrians just will not get out of them They include a short blitz ps and a low-frequency "Rumbler" vibrating siren aimed at drivers who would otherwise not be able to hear higher frequencies
For some Manhattan, every change in the living room a song of the city's cheeses will be welcomed.I have to cover my ears with my hands when the cheese goes off with a hurry, says Louisa Bellulovic, a lawyer at Manhattan. "If I carry packaging and I can not do it then what is annoying experience, becomes painful. "
But Linda Sachs, a long-time resident of Gorn West Side of Manhattan, who lives near one of the hospitals on Mount Sinai, which uses a new European cheeses, does not think the change is for the better. She prefers the old standard in New York.
"The old sirens have never woken me, but it makes me tremble," Sachs says, adding that she understands that city legislators are trying to do something about noise pollution. But the old sound was not so disgusting.