Originally Posted by cavmedic
I can't hear my alpha or minitor when mowing grass or operating the weedwacker but I sure can hear that siren
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I bet you can. You already said you are 100' away. But you are missing the point. Not only is this about adapting to the community but it also has to be about redundancy. My question to you would be what would happen when the repeater goes down and the tones can no longer activate the pagers OR the house siren. Then you have nothing
It is good to have duplicate systems. Especially when they are entirely different. I would say the fire/rescue paging system is quicker and more reliable than the cellphone text messaging system (for us at least), but the text messaging is a great back up and a heck of a lot better than a house siren.
If the community is asking or requesting something that absolutley woud not work, it is the Chief's responsibility to put the message out and explain the Department's needs- which appears to be what is happening. But I believe in this particular it is a strange argument on the Department's part... which goes back to firefighters love tradition.
EDIT: Goofy typing.