WIRELESS FIRE ALARMS.

WIRELESS FIRE ALARMS.

“Probably the first wireless fire-alarm in the world was sent from Sandy Hook to this city [New York] on July 28, for a fireboat to extinguish a fire on the steamer Hamilton, of the Old Dominion line, and the fireboat McClellan has the honor of responding to the first wireless alarm, so far as known.” So says the Fireman’s Herald of August 10; but our contemporary is a little late in making the claim, and a little deficient in knowledge. Wireless telegraphy for fire-alarm purposes was in use by the London fire brigade seven years ago, when an installation was made between the street station in Streatham Green and the temporary fire station in Mitcham Lane, owing to the difficulty of connecting the two electrically bv overhead or underground wires. New York, therefore, takes second place.— Fire and Water, London.

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