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Old 06-07-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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I'm in Lexington a lot and never notice sirens. Maybe I'm just used to it. I'm sure there's a lot of ambulances from out of town coming to UK and other hospitals.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:22 AM
 
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No, the police and the fire dept do not utilize their sirens unless they are going to a call. Not only do the fire dept respond to "house fires", but many other types of calls. Fire alarms go off many times falsely in other types of places. They also respond to a call when EMS is activated and accompany them on calls. That is a regular and I'm sure several times a day occurance. We are so very fortunate for a city our size to have the emergency responders that we have. As a nurse who has done and been involved with home health for many years, they are always "johnny on the spot" and that's a great feeling as a resident.
Well this is nice spin. I have lived in Lexington for 7 years now and this explanation just doesn't work for me. For reference I have lived in Nashville TN, Knoxville TN, Chattanooga TN, Denver CO, Charlotte NC and Miami FL. I never noticed this insane level of fire trucks wreaking havoc in the streets of any other city. A guy got killed by one of these lunatics a year ago and I have seen near crashes more than I can remember. It doesn't matter when or where I am I can count on the sirens of fire trucks in Lexington. Something is definitely not right, don't care what anybody says.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Well this is nice spin. I have lived in Lexington for 7 years now and this explanation just doesn't work for me. For reference I have lived in Nashville TN, Knoxville TN, Chattanooga TN, Denver CO, Charlotte NC and Miami FL. I never noticed this insane level of fire trucks wreaking havoc in the streets of any other city. A guy got killed by one of these lunatics a year ago and I have seen near crashes more than I can remember. It doesn't matter when or where I am I can count on the sirens of fire trucks in Lexington. Something is definitely not right, don't care what anybody says.
Seriously, what you are probably hearing so often are not fire truck sirens but EMS sirens that have the same tone. Lexington gets tons of critically injured or ill folks from other communities within the state who are transported there by ambulance, many driven by locals paramedics who personally know the patient and don't think they can get them help fast enough. Trauma care and critical intensive care of quality is sometimes a problem in communities outside of Kentucky's big three population areas. Someone in dire straits gets stabilized and whisked off to Lexington, Louisville, or Cincinnati as quickly as possible.

Be thankful you are living in an area with quality medical care.
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