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Pennsylvania city mulls future of antiquated alarm system

March 1, 2013SSN Staff

YORK, Pa.—City officials in this Pennsylvania city are considering a proposal to terminate a 127-year-old fire alarm system, according to an article from the York Dispatch, a newspaper based here. Installed in 1886, the Gamewell systems' operating and maintenance costs are becoming onerous for the city. The 83 street boxes are connected to 320 properties, mostly businesses. Maintaining the system costs about $84,000 a year, the report said. Despite the age of the street boxes, the Gamewell...

Gamewell, Pa., York

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