I get annoyed by the constant police and firetruck sirens here in Quincy. It’s just incessant.
Several years ago I was pulled over by an Illinois State Patrol officer. I had been speeding. I was sitting with him in his patrol car while he looked up my record, seeing if there were any outstanding warrants out for me. I became curious about his sirens.
I asked the patrolman, “So how many siren sounds do you have?”
“In this car I have four.”
He proceeded to demonstrate all four of them for me.
My favorite siren is the one you hear in French and German films.