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Digital Telegraphy

Where is the place for telegraph technology in the modern digital world? Abraham Brecher has been answering that question for forty years. As president and founder of Digitize, he has created fire and alarm monitoring systems which integrate existing telegraph systems. Since 1977 Digitize has served communities across the country and abroad. Philadelphia was the first city to install such a system. Baltimore, Newark, Chicago, Sacramento, Boston, and Providence have all followed suit. While telegraphs might seem antiquated for emergency communication, location and time are the most important pieces of information to first responders. Fire alarm telegraph boxes provide precisely that informati

Shining a Light on History

What has six 1500 watt searchlights mounted on its roof, over 300 feet of extension cords, 12 outlets, 5 roll up doors, more than ten handheld spotlights, and two engines? A Floodlight Wagon! Built on a commercial Mack chassis, FL-1 served the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD) from 1947 until 1984, when it was removed from service and donated to the Fire Museum of Maryland. Since that time, it has resided at the Museum, where it provides a unique opportunity to talk about fighting fires at night and on-scene power generation. Beginning in the fall of 2014, FL-1 had its 25kW Onan generator and the 226 cubic inch Continental engine that powered the generator removed for rebuilding. The Mus

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