A NEW KEYLESS FIRE ALARM DOOR.
There is seldom an issue of this journal that does not contain a record of a large fire, the magnitude of which was largely due to delay in sending in the fire alarm. This delay is usually caused by the person who discovers the fire being ignorant of the proper method of turning in the alarm. Where the keyless door is used, the local alarm bell nearly always leads the operator to believe that the alarm has been turned in, unless he happens to be familiar with the interior arrangement of the boxes. Where no local alarm hell is used the boxes must be left unprotected against the false alarm fiend, or else the keys be given to neighboring householders. The latter method results in such delay in sending in fire alarm that it has been abandoned by all up-to-date departments. The Campbell Fire Alarm company, of Washington, D. C., advertises in another place in this issue a device which renders it impossible for citizensto make a mistake in turning in a fire alarm, as their attachment for fire alarm boxes, which may be applied to the boxes now in use. arranges the box in such a manner that there is only one thing that the operator can doand that is the right thing. It also affords such protection against false alarms as practically to preclude the possibility that the false alarm fiend will be able to ply his vocation, without being caught. Fire department officials will do well to note the special offer made by the company nameu, relative to the free equipment of trial boxes.