Leadership

NEW FIRE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM COMPLETED FOR PAWTUCKET, R. I.

Issue 3 and Volume 91.

NEW FIRE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM COMPLETED FOR PAWTUCKET, R. I. Combines Audible and Visible Signals, Amplified Speech, and the Use of the Radio for Transmitting Fire Alarms FEW, if any cities in the country, now have a stronger front line of defense against fire than Pawtucket, R. I. Recognizing the necessity for maintaining the physical fire defenses of the community in condition to cope swiftly and effectively with outbreaks of fire and to prevent small fires from becoming conflagrations, the city government of Pawtucket, when contemplating needed municipal improvements to be financed with federal aid, gave first consideration to the Fire Department and its system of communication. New fire-fighting equipment of the latest design was purchased, new buildings and improvements to existing buildings were constructed, and a fire alarm system planned. In the furtherance of this purpose, a contract was entered into with The Gamewell Company of Newton, Mass., to manufacture,…

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