Hamilton was right on sirens

I couldn't agree with you more about your opinion on air raid sirens.

Editor:

Re: Warnings useless if nobody hears it, Todd Hamilton, Northern View.

I couldn’t agree with you more about your opinion on air raid sirens.

Hawaii has been using them for decades and their newer models mix in intermittent voice instructions with the warning sounds.  It can be heard anywhere on the islands and they test it once a month. If the people there are OK with it, I can’t imagine why not the Pacific Northwest.

Being an integrator of all kinds of mass notification technologies including every type you mention in your article, I know that public works out of CFB Esquimalt was proactively gathering information from folks like me last October.

Unfortunately, after providing our two cents the line went dead. I suspect budget and I hope a majority of people see it the way you do.  I know I try to get at least six hours of shuteye every night, without my phone, tablet and TV on and I only have to worry about floods and tornadoes here!

Cheers man, thanks for the great article.

Dan Bilodeau

Saskatchewan