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Fire alarm system a concern in Massachusetts city

March 20, 2013SSN Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass.—This city's fire alarm system is so old it's continually being compromised, forcing the Fire Department to ask people to report emergencies by phone, according to an article from Recent storms, in particular, have taken a toll on the fire system's lines. More than 40 percent of the city's 880 fireboxes were reportedly down after the recent blizzard. The city's chief financial officer, Ari Sky, plans to create a capital improvement plan by the end of the...

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