I was just thinking about how much I really hate siren noise. In Alaska, everytime we would hear a siren, we would run outside to see what was going on. Once, our cat Friskie got stuck & scared in our pine tree. I think my mom called the fire dept. - that was exciting. We asked them to turn on the sirens and stuff like that. Anyway - here in NYC sirens are really getting the best of me. Why do they have to be so loud?