Fire Alarm at Orlando City Hall

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Title

Fire Alarm at Orlando City Hall

Alternative Title

City Hall Fire Alarm

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Fire departments--Florida

Description

The fire alarm for the fire safety system in the 1958 Orlando City Hall in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The building was located on the corner of South Street and Orange Avenue and acted as the place of governance for the growing Orlando area. The fire alarm allowed the building to fit into the newly formulated fire safety regulations, acting as one of the fire protection features. This was following the scramble for fire safety in 1956 when more than 713 calls were made concerning fires and costs overwhelming damaging the city’s wallet at an estimated overall cost of more than $300,000. City Council’s involvement with the firefighters in the city saw huge improvement in 1954 when the council approved a salary raise for the workers.

Source

Original fire alarm: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1958

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

1 fire alarm

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Smith, Robert T.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History: 1951 – 1975." City of Orlando. http://www.cityofOrlando.net/fire/history/.
"Orlando, Florida - Code of Ordinances: Supplement 59 Update 2." MuniCode. https://www.municode.com/library/fl/Orlando/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=13349.
"Past Presidents." Florida Fire Chiefs' Association. http://www.ffca.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3312.

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