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Selective Calling Radio Equipment for L. A. County

Issue 7 and Volume 109.

Selective Calling Radio Equipment for L. A. County Selective calling radio equipment for dispatching apparatus has now been installed in more than 25 per cent of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s 94 fire stations. Six additional selective calling units will be installed in the 1956-57 fiscal year, Asst. Chief John D. Barton, head of the department’s Special Services Division reported. “Selective calling is saving our taxpayers thousands of dollars a year,” Chief Barton said. “We installed our 27th unit June 30 and find that the radio system is also increasing our efficiency.” The chief pointed out that communications for his department has many unusual problems since stations are located in all parts of the 4100 square miles of Los Angeles County. Forty-three stations are on 1000 miles of direct county-owned telephone lines, while 14 are connected to dispatching centers by leased commercial telephone lines. In addition, seven stations have…

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