Seeing as its now the summer hols and I'm at home all day (lush!), along with it being 30ish degrees today so all the windows and doors are open, I was wondering how often people hear emergency vehicle sirens where you are?
So far today I have heard 7 at different times - not sure what 'make' they were (theres a new weird one that I think is fire?) but have seen 3 police cars go past our house, so am guessing most of them were police cars (do they all sound different now, or is it just one of them, in the UK?).
Just thought it was an interesting question to ask, our perception is it would be a lot lower in Australia in a similar place (ie outer suburbs of a city - something probably similar to Adelaide outer 'burbs), but is this realistic, or wishful thinking? Or a reality? Also interesting to hear people around the UK and how many sirens they hear.
I'd say today has been about average talking to the husband (who is always here), we seem to have a lot at night though, so guess there will be more as the day goes on.
(BTW, not thinking that the sirens would be less in Aus do to less crime etc per say, but the larger areas as well (we are all pretty crammed in here) meaning you are less likely to hear a siren if its not directly in your area maybe? The less crime would be a nice thought as well though lol).
(Just as I finished writing this, 3 more police cars went charging past the house - should point out I don't live on a main road, its got traffic calming give way bits and speed bumps, so not a main route for police to be going down really).