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Category Archives: Fire Alarms

Record-playing dog sparks fire alarm

A dog in the Upper Austrian town of Marchtrenk prompted an emergency call to the fire brigade after turning on a record player in the middle of the night while its mistress slept.

The elderly woman raised the alarm after mistaking […]

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Fire alarm testers in Chesterfield rush to the aid of woman minutes away from giving birth

Two members of the maintenance team at Chesterfield’s Royal Hospital have been hailed as ‘fantastic’ after they rushed to the aid of a woman who was minutes away from giving birth.
Elvin Barker and Craig Brooks were testing fire alarms yesterday […]

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A 9,000-Pound Alarm: The Hartford Fire Bell

By BEN GAMMELL
Visitors to the Connecticut Historical Society might notice a massive bronze bell resting quietly outside at the corner of the Asylum Street parking lot. This behemoth weighs more than four tons, and once played a very loud role in […]

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Born to serve:Teen firefighters share passion for volunteering

BY BEN PONTZ, 16 Freestyle Staff Writerfreestyle@lnpnews.com

TEEN FEATURE
For most of us, hearing a fire alarm at 1 in the morning would be a minor disturbance; we would simply roll over and go back to sleep.
However, for 16-year-old Lampeter-Strasburg student Sam […]

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Irish hotel fined after fire alarm had no batteries

A hotel has been fined £2,000 after admitting that it put guests at “serious risk” by failing to have a proper fire alarm system.
The Railway Hotel on Forthill Street in Enniskillen also pleaded guilty to failing to comply with an […]

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Opotiki College fire raises alarm

The New Zealand Fire Service says 40 teenagers had a narrow escape when a fire tore through part of Opotiki College on Saturday night.
Bay of Plenty Fire Risk Management Officer Jon Rewi said there were a series of lessons for […]

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Greensboro, N.C. city council decides to back higher false alarm fines

BY JOE KILLIAN 
June 13–GREENSBORO — New fines for false police and fire alarms may be even steeper than originally proposed.
Last month, the City Council first discussed new fines for false alarms, which city staff estimated cost Greensboro nearly $3 million […]

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Vigo County School Replacing Fire Alarm System

The Vigo County School board approved the funding to replace the fire alarm system at Honey Creek Middle School.
The replacement fire alarm system will cost $55,000.
Maintenance had several different issues with the honey creek middle school fire alarm panel.
They decided […]

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BBC Breakfast interrupted by fire alarm as team evacuated during live broadcast

BBC Breakfast viewers were left confused this morning, when the show suddenly cut to a BBC World News piece about crocodiles.
The break in broadcasting came when a fire alarm saw the Corporation’s new Media City building in Salford evacuated.
Show anchors […]

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New Jersey fire alarm silenced by osprey nest

Associated Press
SPRING LAKE, N.J. — A pair of ospreys has quieted a fire alarm in one New Jersey shore town.
The raptors have built a nest inside the fire siren at Spring Lake. By law, the nest can’t be disturbed. Ospreys […]

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