Fire alarms pain in ear on campus

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – Fire alarms at Simi Valley High School will be muffled next week after the teachers union complained to the school district, saying the alarms were so loud and high-pitched they were hearing bells ringing in their heads. Dayle Gillick, president of the Simi Educators Association, which represents about 1,000 teachers, said they recently asked the Simi Valley Unified School District to curtail the ear-splitting sound, which became a nuisance after new alarms were installed in every room on campus last year. She couldn’t say how many times the alarms were set off, but said it was enough to get their attention. “It was very annoying for the teachers,” she said. “It was loud and disruptive. Because it is a new system, they were testing it to work out the glitches.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAlso, there were other incidents that set the alarms off, including when someone turned the microwave on for 60 minutes by accident. Lowell Schultze, the district’s associate superintendent of business and facilities, said the fire alarms were installed last year as part of a $145 million bond to modernize schools. The district tested the alarms’ decibel level, and although it is below the industry standard – it can’t be higher than 120, similar to an ambulance siren – officials said they want to properly address the concerns of the more than 100 teachers on campus. The bells will be lowered to about 90 decibels, from 98, during spring break. A normal conversation is about 60 decibels, a shouted conversation is about 90 and a rock concert is between 110 and 120, according to the League for the Hard of Hearing’s Web site. “We had some issues with them late last year,” said Schultze, adding that it hasn’t been real frequent. “We’re simply trying to be sensitive to the situation.” [email protected] (805) 583-7604160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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