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Fire department auctioning old fire-alarm system

September 9, 2013SSN Staff

ASHLAND, Wis.—In the days before cell phones and sophisticated electronic alarm systems, residents here dashed to the city's fire alarm boxes to call for help in an emergency. The relics, which sent telegrams to the fire department and triggered a series of bells, are now being sold on eBay to raise money for the department. “If you look online, these items are kind of a novelty and can be pretty pricey for collectors,” department Chief Wayne Chenier told The Ashland Daily Press....

Ashland Fire Department, fire alarm boxes, online auction

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