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Issue 11 and Volume 111.

short cuts and gadgets DEPARTMENTS Invalid Registration Campaign The Park Ridge, Ill. Fire and Police Departments in cooperation with the junior Chamber of Commerce have been compiling a card index file which lists locations of all invalids in the community. The system is similar in detail to others reported in recent issues of FIRE ENGINEERING, but the campaign to register the locations adopted a newspaper publicity twist. A coupon registration form which appeared in the Park Ridge Herald (below) could be clipped by a homeowner, filled in with the necessary details, and mailed to the Jayeees. That information would then be added to a master file maintained by the police department. . Each alarm for the fire department is simultaneously received by police who quickly check the address. If an invalid has been registered for the location, a radio warning is flashed to the responding firemen. A careful search is…

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