Idaho State Police implement a siren you not only hear, but feel

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by Cole Heath & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 16 at 5:42 PM

COEUR D’ALENE—Idaho State Police have added a siren to their cars that drivers not only hear but feel.

‘The Howler’ was implemented to help emergency responders alert drivers because many don’t hear conventional sirens.

Corporal Dan Howard with ISP says the new tool really grabs driver’s attention.

The new sirens work like a sub-woofer you’d find on a stereo system. Low frequency sound is emitted and drivers can not only hear the siren, but the vibrations pass through their vehicle and can be felt.

The Northern Lakes Fire Department is considering implementing the new sirens.

The Kootenai County Sheriffs Office and Coeur d’Alene police still use conventional sirens.
 

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