Leadership

LEASED TELEPHONE SERVICE VS. ADEQUATE BOX ALARM SYSTEM

Issue 6 and Volume 108.

LEASED TELEPHONE SERVICE VS. ADEQUATE BOX ALARM SYSTEM Which is More Dependable? Which More Economical. A Constructive Analysis THERE is a present urge on the part of some municipal officials to make use of leased service from the telephone companies for fire service communication. The question is “why?” Is it to give more dependable service? Or provide greater facility of calling the fire department? Or reduce the cost of such service? There is one factor which must never be forgotten. Life and property are ever endangered by fire. The public demands, and rightly, that the service of protection be continuous; that so far as possible it be not subjected to the anarchy of strikes. It should be obvious that if a municipality placed communal protection in the hands of a private monopoly, the franchise or contract should include the right of conscription by the municipality. Service Costs Money Service is…

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