Leadership

FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

Issue 22 and Volume 48.

FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS In a report to the National Fire Protection Association on “fire alarm systems,” Ralph Sweetland says: “Especial importance should be placed upon the necessity of designing, installing and maintaining municipal fire alarm systems so that alarms may at all times and under the most adverse conditions be promptly transmitted to the fire departments. To this end attention is called to the supreme desirability of providing headquarters, which, as far as practicable, will be free from liability of damage by fire, either by internal or external causes; of installing apparatus which may promptly and correctly transmit alarms, but which will be simple and easy of maintenance; of placing all wires outside of buildings, as far as practicable underground; of having frequent and systematic tests of all apparatus, and of having in charge of such systems only men of known judgment and ability. These rules cover requirements for the…

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