Alarm System Should be in Separate Building

Issue 9 and Volume 72.

Alarm System Should be in Separate Building Emphasis is laid on the necessity for placing the fire alarm system of Worcester, Mass., in a separate building by Chief E. L., Janes, of the fire department, in his annual report for the year ending November 30, 1021. The system as it is at present is located at the headquarters building. Chief Janes also stresses the necessity for the appointment of another deputy chief for his department, as with only one deputy the chief is compelled to remain on duty at all times when the second officer in command is absent. All large buildings, especially hospitals and schools should be equipped with automatic sprinklers, the chief suggests. He recommends that four cars be purchased to replace those of the deputy and three district chiefs, which are old and out of date. The organization of the department is as follows: Eight engine companies,…

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