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Old 04-30-2018, 01:15 AM
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Dan,
I agree with you. What if you had a Fire Truck and fans ask to see & hear the lights and sirens?
Why is it not the same for other historical life saving equipment?
Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:17 AM
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Ok perhaps I overreacted and should have done as ask. Now, I didn't see an official response to "No sirens" allowed at PCS events anymore.
Is this true, did I miss something?

Does not stop me from attending Detroit but seems odd that PCS would implement this with all the excitement generated at PCS events with lights and sirens. I agree the sirens can be a bit loud but except for a few (I mean a very few) people always like it always being mindful of babies and children in the crowd though.

So no sirens allowed at PCS events anymore then....
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:10 AM
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Sounds like maybe the show came under new management and nothing was communicated in the hand off. Sometimes I wish my combo had a small siren, but my little blinky light is enough I suppose.

We so rarely get an opportunity to use our lights/sirens though its unfortunate, since i've assumed its illegal to just run them on city streets unless your in a parade, etc.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:33 AM
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Long ago 1988 (dark ages) the PCS national meet was held in Lambertville NJ and I remember being shocked at the city Fathers telling us NO SIRENS a first at the time if memory serves me. That was 30 years ago. Now PC and Snowflakes reign supreme. (watch your restroom signs)
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:09 AM
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Long ago 1988 (dark ages) the PCS national meet was held in Lambertville NJ and I remember being shocked at the city Fathers telling us NO SIRENS a first at the time if memory serves me. That was 30 years ago. Now PC and Snowflakes reign supreme. (watch your restroom signs)
I guess the only place you can legally run lights and sirens will be on city streets in a parade. Guess that will be the only time the "Q" will get its exercise (yeah right).

As one of the hosts of the 2012 PCS Conference held in Daytona Beach we were allowed to light them up for 5 minutes but could not activate the sirens. City refused to allow.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:18 AM
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Blake I have a small siren you can have. But the no siren rules at meets are rules of the host hotel. Not the PCS.

I ran hot to many times to have the thrill of sitting still making noise a make or brake my going to a meet or not. But yes it's a fun way to close the meet. so is a light parade. But one again it would be at the discretion of the host. Who if this year decided to change or set new rules should have informed people up front.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:47 AM
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When we had the meet in Albany, I headed out of the parking lot, and didn't realize that the roof lights were illuminated, until I pulled into the gas station down the block. Turned them off, and didn't get caught. This was the second time that the car was on the road, with the lights illuminated. The first time, I was taking the car to the paint mixing store, and stopped in traffic. A state trooper walked up to the car, and asked if I was on an emergency call. I stated that the car was retired, and he told me that the tunnel lights were flashing. I checked the switch, and it was in the off position. Got out, pulled the fuse, and the officer looked over the car, and said that I was free to proceed. If you make a mistake, and are polite, your chances of getting a pass are greatly improved.
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The first time, I was taking the car to the paint mixing store, and stopped in traffic. A state trooper walked up to the car, and asked if I was on an emergency call. I stated that the car was retired, and he told me that the tunnel lights were flashing.
Now that is funny no matter how you look at it....
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Blake I have a small siren you can have.
I might be interested in that. is this one that mounts under the hood somewhere?
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:57 AM
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That sucks for you. I'm sure you were just trying to have a good time. I know the one thing I'm looking forward to the most is to tap my sirens and lights during the cruise at the Atlantic nationals. I would not go back if they are being difficult.
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