Think Outside the Box

Cleveland, Carrie
September 2008
Fire Chief;Sep2008, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p82
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the fire alarm boxes. The New York Fire Department has relied heavily on remote fire alarm boxes placed throughout the city to alert it to the situations that require its response. The boxes provide a fast and easy way to alert impending disaster and are considered to be the second most-common means of incident reporting. It is noted that the boxes use a spring-wound mechanism that sends a coded number and box location to the city's dispatch centers.


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