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Schenectady pull-box fire alarms to be rewired for new system

Pull-box fire alarms like this one outside the Steinmetz Educational Center in Schenectady are expected to be out of service for about three months this summer while they are rewired to connect to the new county-wide emergency dispatch center that is opening this month in Rotterdam.
Pull-box fire alarms like this one outside the Steinmetz Educational Center in Schenectady are expected to be out of service for about three months this summer while they are rewired to connect to the new county-wide emergency dispatch center that is opening this month in Rotterdam.
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The city’s antiquated pull-box alarms, used to report fires, will not work this summer. The city must hire a contractor to rewire them so they can signal the new county-wide dispatch center, which opens Memorial Day. From that day forward, the alarms will be useless until they are rewired. The work should take 90 days or less, Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett said. If an emergency knocks out power and cellphone service to the city ...


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Hamelot
May 23, 2014
4:55 p.m.

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What a terrible waste of money, what is this going to cost? Yearly maintenance cost?

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