Bridgeport Installs Telephone Fire Reporting System

Issue 2 and Volume 118.

Bridgeport Installs Telephone Fire Reporting System Bridgeport, Conn., recently inaugurated its new emergency reporting system for fire and police. Women telephone operators, replacing male fire fighter personnel, handle the equipment which is connected to 485 street telephone call boxes. Switchboard crews are under the supervision of the superintendent of fire alarms. Under the ERS program the fire and police telegraph alarm system, and its connecting telephone switchboards have been eliminated. All boxes and equipment in the alarms bureau at fire headquarters have been put up for sale and the personnel reassigned to other duties. A specially designed telephone switchboard, staffed by two operators and a supervisor around the clock, is in operation at the ERS center. A teletype network links all fire stations in the city as part of the new system and is used to confirm assignments. Telephone call boxes have been placed in all general hospitals and in…

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