By Nicole Darrah
Published September 15, 2019
Used by a fire station in Point Lookout, in Hempstead, Long Island, the siren is blared to notify firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) when there's a fire alarm going off.
"Our neighbors to the East, the Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department, use a horn/siren in addition to text messages and pagers to alert their firefighters/EMTs to an alarm," the department wrote online. "The horn/siren is an 'old school' alerting system loved by many... including this pooch."
Tyson — the dog of the department's former chief and current public information officer — is seen in the video listening to the siren, then howling along with it.
Once the alarm sounds, the dog howls a singsong tune in response. The dog repeats this until the siren ends.
While some social media users questioned the use of such sirens, as they "disturb the neighborhood," many online said the dog's howling was "awesome."