Leadership

Jackson Selects Telegraph Alarm System for Modernization Program

Issue 1 and Volume 116.

Jackson Selects Telegraph Alarm System for Modernization Program COINCIDENT with the Jackson, Mich., Fire Department’s recent move into a modern headquarters, the operation of its new municipally owned fire alarm telegraph system was inaugurated. The new Class A system with 190 boxes replaces an old Class B system with 175 boxes. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported the move into the $760,000 central station as “in many ways like moving from a flophouse into the Ritz.” The editors were pointedly making reference to the fact that until the city fathers had undertaken the ambitious fire facilities rebuilding program, Jackson’s fire service was using a central station 64 years old. I he difference between the old and new central stations are quite obvious to the eye. Although not as obvious to the layman’s eye as the difference between an old and new building, changes in the fire alarm system are just as…

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