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Ridgewood Firefighters Sue Siren Manufacturer Over Hearing Loss

Thirty-four firefighters claim the decibel used in a siren causes hearing loss.
Thirty-four firefighters claim the decibel used in a siren causes hearing loss. Photo Credit: Village of Ridgewood Fire Deparmtent

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Thirty-four firefighters from around New Jersey, including Ridgewood, are suing the makers of a fire truck siren, claiming the decibel used causes hearing loss, reported NJ.com.

More than 34 firefighters in Elizabeth, Linden, Bayonne, Union, Ridgewood, Kearny, Cranford, and West New York filed the lawsuit in federal court on Friday. Each firefighter is seeking $150,000 in damages, said NJ.com.

The same siren manufacture is involved in another lawsuit with 200 firefighters in Buffalo, said NJ.com.

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