Leadership

The ROUND TABLE

Issue 11 and Volume 100.

The ROUND TABLE For Practical Discuuion of Current Fire Department and Fire Management Problems RECORDING TELEPHONE ALARMS THE automatic recording of telegraphic fire alarms is nothing new in fire alarm communications. Recording of voice alarms and audio conversations, both wired and radio, is however, comparatively new. Prior to World War II it was not permissible to operate recording devices in conjunction with telephone switchboards, and equipment for recording and replaying recorded messages was complicated and costly. In the past twelve months a number of devices for effectively recording communications — both wire and air waves, have been developed. Most of these are suitable for use in the field of fire service communications. In keeping with its policy of bringing its readers up to date on scientific improvements in and relating to the fire service, FIRE ENGINEERING invited a representative cross-section of its subscriber-family to submit their beliefs and opinions on…

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