Reading Has New Fire Alarm System
About a year ago work was started on a complete underground cable arrangement for the fire alarm system of Reading, Pa. The central fire alarm equipment is located in a room on the second floor of the city hall, with a modern and well equipped battery room provided in the basement.
The relay board has twenty-four circuits, sixteen of which are box circuits, four are primary fast time alarm circuits and four secondary fast time alarm circuits.
If the repeater or transformer should become disabled, the alarm can be sent out manually from the relay board. Alarms giving any box number can also be sent out from the board room by means of a master box. The central room also contains a charging board of thirty circuits used to charge the batteries located in the basement.
This system, together with a new police telegraph system which has been installed, costs $100,000.
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