Fire Alarm Operates During Flood

Issue 18 and Volume 80.

Fire Alarm Operates During Flood Following the great floods in the Mississippi valley section, an inspection was made of the fire alarm system in Greenville, Miss., to see what damage was done. Despite the great flood which was twenty feet deep in some places, the fire alarm system functioned during the eighty-five days of the flood and was used continuously. One fire alarm box was pulled for a bad fire after being under two feet of water for some time, and the signal was transmitted properly. Water adjacent to this box was eight feet deep at the time the alarm was sent in and the man who turned in the alarm had to row out to the box in a boat to pull the lever. Only four of the many boxes used in the system that were under water during the flood required to be removed from the poles for…

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