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Firefighters patrol library after faulty alarms found

November 20, 2013SSN Staff

HAMDEN, Conn.—Firefighters are patrolling the stacks of Miller Memorial Library because alarms were installed incorrectly and the system does not work, according to a Nov. 19 local television news report. Firefighters will continue to monitor the library during all business hours until the building is brought up to code, News 8 reported. The library's fire alarm system was replaced a few years ago and must be checked yearly, according to the story. The system was installed by Pull Stations,...

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Sprinkler system douses potentially 'dangerous' kitchen fire

October 29, 2013SSN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine—A residential sprinkler system helped extinguish a kitchen fire here Oct. 25 as the building's fire alarm system alerted local firefighters. Firefighters put out the Weymouth Street blaze and only one building resident went to the hospital with minor injuries, according to The Portland Daily Sun. “This could have been a very dangerous fire had it not been for the sprinkler and fire alarm system,” said Portland Fire Department Deputy Chief David Jackson, in a prepared...

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Pa. city keeping 127-year-old fire alarm system

October 17, 2013SSN Staff

YORK, Pa.—Older is better, in some cases. Fred DeSantis, president of the York city firefighter's union, calls the city's 127-year-old Gamewell fire alarm network “the best system out there,” according to the York Dispatch. The city council recently voted to keep the system, comprising 83 boxes spread through the city, despite the growing cost of maintenance. The system can be triggered manually or by smoke, and it sends signals straight to fire stations, bypassing...

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