My first year at Alfred, I made a video about the history of the town. I wanted to include the siren because it was still a new idea to me: to have a town-wide fire alarm. I tried to record the sound of the siren, but it didn't work, so I resorted to finding a siren sound file online. I remember thinking, "This is perfect!"
I watched the video a few weeks ago, and when the siren started blaring, I only just now realized how thoroughly horrible it is. Not only is it the wrong pitch, but it lasted for too long. I guess I really am a resident now.