Leadership

Codes for Private Alarm Boxes

Issue 3 and Volume 87.

Codes for Private Alarm Boxes Special codes for boxes in buildings from which an alarm may be sent to the Fire Department, are now in force in New York, in accordance with a general order of Commissioner John J. McElligott. Each number consists of three parts—the preliminary signal, the number of the street or dummy box nearest to the building in which the box is located, and a terminal number to designate the building. One or several cards are provided for each street or dummy box having special building fire alarm boxes associated with it. These cards list the number and location of the nearest street or dummy box, the terminal numbers assigned to all buildings associated with the street or dummy box, the location of each building for which a terminal number is assigned, the fire alarm company to furnish the alarm service and the type of service provided,…

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