Alarm Systems & Communications

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  The BELL sound which is the first item you see on this page was bought by the Tucson Volunteer Fire Department in 1881 to alert the firefighters to alarms. It is still in active service at Fire Central in its tower and is used for ceremonial duty. Throughout most of history, the life of a firefighter has been closely associated with the ringing of a bell. As he began his hours of duty, it is the bell that started the shift. Through the day and night, each alarm was sounded by a bell, which called him to fight fire and to place his life in jeopardy for the good of his fellow man. And when the fire was out, and the alarm had come to and end, the bell rang three times to signal the end.
 

Bell & Bell Tower

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(Bell-Bell-Tower-4th-Ed.pdf, PDF, 14.85MB)

 Bell Audio 3
 

Alarm System

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(1938-1969-Fire-Alarm-Corr.pdf, PDF, 19.71MB)

(Early-Alarm-System-2nd-Ed..pdf, PDF, 13.37MB)

(Gamewell-Fire-Alarm.pdf, PDF, 18.23MB)

(Gamewell-Information.pdf, PDF, 31.02MB)

Gamewell recording
 

Communication

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(History-of-Fire-Commun.pdf, PDF, 1.02MB)

(Communications.pdf, PDF, 26.5MB)

(Medical-Dispatch-Historical-Doc.pdf, PDF, 24.83MB)