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Auxiliary Fire Alarm Systems

Signal Receiving

Public Fire Communications Center

As with other fire alarm system receiving stations, the public receiving station has to receive and record signalsThe signal indicates the exact location of the signal origin. This is done by using the box number assigned to the auxiliary or master box. Today there may well be a computer-aided dispatch system that handles this function. automatically in a way that provides a permanent visual record and audible notification of the signal to the operator(s).

Alarm receiving equipment is categorized as either Type A or Type B systems. Type A systems are required for larger receiving stations, where there are more than 2,500 alarms re-transmitted to emergency responders throughout the municipality per year. A Type B system will be a system that handles less than 2,500 alarm re-transmissions per year.

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