Schenectady to Get New Alarm System The Schenectady, N. Y., City Council has authorized the purchase of equipment for improvement of the police and fire signal system, at a total cost of $186,000, and the purchase of a new 1,000-gallon pumper and a 75-foot aerial truck at a cost of $32,795. The signal system project will include replacement of forty-year-old cable throughout the city, placing some of the surface cable underground, extending the signal system, making repairs, renewing circuits, installing and renumbering boxes, and other allied work. The pumper, which is to be purchased, will replace the pumping engine that has served the city since 1915, and which has broken down on several occasions. The ladder truck will provide ladder service for sections of the city not now covered. The need for the signal system and apparatus has been pointed out in the pact by Chief J. J. Higgins.