Leadership

FLOODS PARTIALLY SUBMERGE SEVERAL FIRE ALARM STATIONS

Issue 4 and Volume 89.

FLOODS PARTIALLY SUBMERGE SEVERAL FIRE ALARM STATIONS When Waters Receded, It Was Found that Alarm Apparatus Was Badly Damaged—Service Was Restored in Short Time TURBLLENT flood waters from several great rivers in the northeastern section of the country during the latter part of March dealt many hard blows to the Fire Departments in communities located along its banks. No blow was more severe than that which crippled the communication systems of these departments at a time when the signal systems were badly needed. Telephones were out of service everywhere for several days, and in many places fire alarm cables and street boxes were under water for varying periods. In at least one instance, a good size fire alarm central office was completely inundated and disabled. Yet. the rapid and intelligent way in which officials put their systems back into operating condition was nothing short of amazing. It demonstrated not only…

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