Eastern Fire Alarm Men Meet
Chief C. W. Randlett, of Newton, Mass., was host to the Eastern Association of Superintendents of Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph, at the quarterly meeting held at the Newton Fire Alarm Headquarters, December 9 and 10. A delegation was present from the New Jersey Municipal Signaling Association, led by President Fred Hock of Irvington.
Chief James Warnock of Swampscott, Mass., was the presiding officer. The following papers were presented: “Methods of Establishing, Maintaining and Testing Ground Connections on Municipal Signal Circuits,” “What Revisions Should be Made in the Regulations of the National Board of Fire Underwriters Relating to Municipal Fire Alarm Requirements and Equipment,” and “Floating Battery Operation and Maintenance as it Applies to Central Offices Operating on Rectifier Floating Battery Method.”
A plan for tying up the individual municipal signal associations in various sections of the country for a freer exchange of ideas was presented, the new organization to be known as the “Associated Signal Services.” The proposed organization would consist of an Executive Board, Chairman and a Secretary-Treasurer and each local association would have two representatives on the Board.
On the second day of the meeting, the members witnessed a demonstration of the new Gamewell 3-Fold Fire alarm system at the Gamewell factory in Newton. Afterwards a luncheon was served at the plant.