Issue 3 and Volume 90.

THE ROUND TABLE For Practical Discussion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems DELAYED ALARMS CAUSED BY USE OF TELEPHONE THE telephone, which has been the means of bringing the isolated home to the city, and rushing aid in times of trouble, has also, in many instances, been the cause of increased losses in time of fire. The telephone has not been able to correct the many errors caused by panicky, excited persons reporting a fire. Humorous and serious incidents have occurred. The party will hang up as soon as the information is given that the Fire Department is wanted, the name of a place of business will be given instead of a street address and number, where there are east and west streets the wrong one will be used, street addresses will not be given very audibly, and where a person with a foreign dialect reports the fire,…

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