Fire Cable Extension at San Francisco.

Issue 14 and Volume 47.

Fire Cable Extension at San Francisco. The electricity commission of San Francisco, Cal., made up of the fire and police boards, acting jointly, adopted a resolution calling on the board of supervisors to provide money to cover the cost of laying a new main cable from headquarters of the fire department at 55 Fulton street to and down McAllister street and Market to the ferry; also for the making of certain lateral connections therewith. The cable now in use is said not to be depended upon in so important a matter as the sending in of fire alarms. To replace this old cable will cost $3,240, according to the estimates made, but $8,740 is desired that extensions may be made to provide for connections with alarm boxes to be installed in the future. To the old cable there are attached twenty-six of the new Gamewell fire alarm boxes, and the…

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