Brookville Man Wants Fire Sirens Silenced

brookville fire company sirenBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — For many, many decades, fire sirens have been used to alert first responders to an emergency they must go to and to let citizens know of a possible disaster.

One Brookville man believes the time has come for them to be retired.

Dr. Marin Boghean, a large- and small-animal veterinarian, has lived on Pine Street for 12 years near where the siren is located.

Tuesday night, he came to the Brookville Borough Council meeting to see what could be done about silencing the siren.

“It gives a good loud sound,” Dr. Boghean said. “You know when there’s a fire or an accident.”

“But, in this day everyone has pagers and cell phones, so I’m not sure why we need this siren.”

“It’s really become noise pollution. When my son and little grand-daughter came to visit recently, every time the siren went off late at night, we had to go to her to make sure she was OK, to reassure her everything was OK.”

“Sometimes in my work, I come home at odd hours and get settled, then the siren goes off.”

“I would like to know why the siren is used for everything,” Dr. Boghean said.

A number of council members thanked Dr. Boghean. Council member Dave Ferringer said it will be looked into.

“You won’t get an answer today, but we will look into it, we’ll talk to the fire company and let you know,” Ferringer said.

In other business, council approved a request for closing Main Street during the evenings of June 22-25 for Laurel Festival events.

It is contingent on the Pa. Department of Transportation approving the street closings.

The Laurel Festival Food Court begins June 20 with the pageant June 21 and the rest of the events from June 22-25.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Boghean does not work at the Brookville Veterinary Hospital as previously reported.

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