With the Editor

Issue 4 and Volume 107.

With the Editor Distintegrating Alarm Systems No one acquainted with the nation’s fire service, and its problems suppressing destructive fire, questions the importance of fire department communications. No one familiar with such conditions would begrudge the expenditures necessary to bring such communications facilities up-to-date and to keep them so. This being true, it comes as a shock to witness not only the failure to provide the necessary funds, to bring municipal fire department communications into line with other improvements in the fire service, but even to keep existing, outmoded systems from going completely to pot. For, believe it or not, this critically essential service—and when we say “service” we embrace the whole gamut of fire department communications —is being allowed in many instances to disintegrate and decompose to the point where it definitely jeopardizes the effective operation of fire departments. The situation is best evinced by disclosures arising out of…

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