Burlington Has New Alarm System

Burlington Has New Alarm System

Burlington, Vt., is boasting what is said to be the largest and most modern fire alarm system in that State, according to members of its Fire Department. The new system is Gamewell built, has 130 new Gamewell three-fold boxes, giving the municipality over 200 signal stations in all, with connections between the Fire Department and local business establishments, schools and private institutions.

Since 1939, Burlington has been completing steps in a long range program to modernize its signaling equipment. The latest project includes replacing three miles of underground cable and stringing twelve miles of open-line cable, and five miles of aerial cable.

Declaring that excessively delayed signals are invariably the major cause of big fires. Burlington’s Fire Chief Donald J. Kelly called upon all citizens to learn the location of their nearest fire alarm boxes in case of an emergency. Speed in turning in alarms is the surest method of keeping fire losses at a minimum, he added.


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