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    i have an old Whelen Responder 2 dual halogen rotator mini bar(link to video below) and it is unbelievably noisy. i can hear it when im inside my car when its on. any suggestions?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_IbkV6asQY

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    Its worn out.

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    Install a Magnaflow exhaust system and drive like you stole it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismartin1701 View Post
    i have an old Whelen Responder 2 dual halogen rotator mini bar(link to video below) and it is unbelievably noisy. i can hear it when im inside my car when its on. any suggestions?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_IbkV6asQY
    Well you CAN get new (improved) pods(motor/reflectors) to put in it that will help a LOT. Outside of that,whelen has dropped the price on their new LED mini responder that makes NO noise. Decisions,Decisions. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    Install a Magnaflow exhaust system and drive like you stole it....
    on a Hyundai Sonata??? i think not

    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Well you CAN get new (improved) pods(motor/reflectors) to put in it that will help a LOT. Outside of that,whelen has dropped the price on their new LED mini responder that makes NO noise. Decisions,Decisions. T.C.
    yea i saw those. problem is even with their lower price i still cant afford it, but as for the motors im gonna need a link to know where to get them because i may go that direction.
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    Replacing the gears and other moving parts may well cost you more than a new light. Go out and buy an LED bar. No moving parts at all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Replacing the gears and other moving parts may well cost you more than a new light. Go out and buy an LED bar. No moving parts at all...
    the LED lights are cool and energy saving, but i love the classics. that and i cant afford to buy an LED bar. i actually got this light for free and to be truthfully honest as long as it works then i can get past the sound. mainly what i wanted to know is if it was anything serious that could cause a problem later on.

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    http://www.whelen.com/home.php

    1. Get prices from them for repair.

    2. Compare to new LED pricing.

    3. Order your LED bar.

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    FYI - From the New York State thread, he writes on his first post:

    He is not a member of a fire department and he is talking about lights!





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    hi all! im new obviously. im actually waiting to hear from the VFD if i have been accepted but i do have a question. when i do get accepted, when do i get my blue card and how long do i have to wait for it? also with the blue lights, am i allowed to have those blue lights with amber and/or white lights?

    too bad wig-wag headlights are illegal in NY. my dad has a set from when he was an EMT back in 1986 that are just sitting in a box collecting dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    FYI - From the New York State thread, he writes on his first post:

    He is not a member of a fire department and he is talking about lights!
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    and theres a problem with that how???

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    2. Compare to new LED pricing.

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    not for $322 im not. thats a bit much.....

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    Thanks Jonnee.....

    I was about to send him a link for the parts he needs to quiet down his rotators. Guess I don't need to now.

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    right... im not a volunteer, YET! but even so, i still want to fix this thing so if i dont get accepted then i can at least sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismartin1701 View Post
    on a Hyundai Sonata??? i think not


    I agree, however I am not talking about the exhuast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismartin1701 View Post
    and theres a problem with that how???



    not for $322 im not. thats a bit much.....

    the problem is one questions why you are joining the Fire Department, someone
    who is so worried about lights before they are even accepted are normally what we
    call whackers. We also call them scary. There are other reasons for joining a VFD
    than playing with blue lights.

    322? Wait until you see the price for replacment rotator assemblies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    the problem is one questions why you are joining the Fire Department, someone
    who is so worried about lights before they are even accepted are normally what we
    call whackers. We also call them scary. There are other reasons for joining a VFD
    than playing with blue lights.
    hmm... now that you say that it makes a lot of sense. i honestly got the light thing stuck in my head for the last month i completely forgot the real reason why i applied in the first place. so with that in mind im going back to that fire station with the right mind to save people and stop fires like my dad used to do. hes the one who inspired me to do this in the first place.

    so i now say screw the lights, as long as it works and does what its supposed to do then thats fine. the real thing i should be worried about is doing my part for the fire department and the local community to the best of my abilities.

    this is a big wake-up call for me. im actually sitting here smacking myself in the head because of how stupid i was acting. after considering all of this i now look back and i just cant believe that i would put forth lights over saving lives and fighting fires. i should have been focused on that in the first place.
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    You shouldn't even be able to run lights for a while anyways. You need to get acclimated to the department, get your feet wet and start taking your classes that are needed. We just revamped our PA blue light SOP, and new probationary members are prohibited to run lights until they have completed their 4 modules of Essentials.

    I'd really want to check with the department you've joined. Don't get your hopes up for even having lights on your vehicle first off depending on how they have their SOP written.

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    Sociopaths are completely capable of feigning normal human emotions in order to fit in.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    Sociopaths are completely capable of feigning normal human emotions in order to fit in.
    YAY! Hehe T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoaddoggAK View Post
    You shouldn't even be able to run lights for a while anyways. You need to get acclimated to the department, get your feet wet and start taking your classes that are needed. We just revamped our PA blue light SOP, and new probationary members are prohibited to run lights until they have completed their 4 modules of Essentials.

    I'd really want to check with the department you've joined. Don't get your hopes up for even having lights on your vehicle first off depending on how they have their SOP written.
    actually thats not completely true, at least not in NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismartin1701 View Post
    actually thats not completely true, at least not in NY
    Then that is really scary... My guys have to have been on the department for 6 months minimum, AND taken and passed an EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator Course) before being
    allowed to run lights.

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    How did this whacker get a light bar when he's not even a volunteer yet???
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF
    How did this whacker get a light bar when he's not even a volunteer yet???
    You can get them from anywhere without questions. Google lightbars, and you'll find a ton of sellers. Galls and Elightbars.com are just a couple.

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    He may have bought it, found it or maybe someone gave it to him.


    He is still a whacker. His reasons for becoming a firefighter don't wash either!!

    IT may be illegal in New York to have a light bar and not be affiliated with the fire department!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismartin1701 View Post
    i have an old Whelen Responder 2 dual halogen rotator mini bar(link to video below) and it is unbelievably noisy. i can hear it when im inside my car when its on. any suggestions?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_IbkV6asQY



    Hey kiddo, read this:


    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/nycodes/c128/a17.html

    Section 375. Equipment.

    4. Blue light. One blue light may be affixed to any motor vehicle
    owned by a volunteer member of a fire department or on a motor vehicle owned by a member of such person’s family residing in the same household or by a business enterprise in which such person has a proprietary interest or by which he or she is employed, provided such volunteer firefighter has been authorized in writing to so affix a blue light by the chief of the fire department or company of which he or she is a member, which authorization shall be subject to revocation at any time by the chief who issued the same or his or her successor in office.

    Such blue light may be displayed exclusively by such volunteer firefighter on such a vehicle only when engaged in an emergency operation. The use of blue and red light combinations shall be prohibited on all fire vehicles. The use of blue lights on fire vehicles shall be prohibited and the use of blue lights on vehicles shall be restricted for use only by a volunteer firefighter as provided for in this paragraph.


    NOTE: The Chief of the department must authorize the use of the light, subject to "revocation at any time by the chief who issued"
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