fire alarm box


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fire alarm box

A small box, usually red, having a thin sheet of glass or plastic which, if broken, activates a fire alarm system.
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SIEMENS Ceberus Division of Florham Park, New Jersey, has introduced a metal manual fire alarm pull station that meets requirements for manual fire alarm box initiation devices.
For instance, seemingly small changes to product packaging can dramatically increase the hazard in a fully stocked warehouse, or placing a plant in front of a fire alarm box can increase the potential danger in an office.
So Ruth Halikman, editor in chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator, strolled to her dorm, took an elevator to the fifth floor, walked to a fire alarm box, and pulled the lever.
One of the items she is insisting gets changed is a fire alarm box installed where the Youth Library television is supposed to go.