Leadership

AMERICAN FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPHY.

Issue 26 and Volume 36.

AMERICAN FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPHY. In the field of fire department equipment and fire protection perhaps no greater progress has been made than in that of fire alarm telegraphy. Twentyfive years ago only the larger cities of this country were equipped with electric fire alarm systems, and they were not so perfect as those which are being installed at the present time. All that technical experience and American enterprise couid do to bring electric fire alarm telegraphy to its great efficiency of today has been done, and now the small and large cities the world over are adopting this modern and remarkably reliable means of transmitting fire alarms with the minimum loss of time. In a few seconds from the moment the box is pulled the whole fire department machinery of a city is set in motion, and the firemen reach the scene of a fire in an almost incredibly short…

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