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Fire Alarm

PS 207 in Howard Beach is one of 7 NYC public schools still without a working fire alarm system a year after Sandy's floodwaters destroyed the wiring. (credit: CBS 2)

7 NYC Public Schools Still Without Working Fire Alarms A Year After Sandy Hit

A crew of fire watchmen — hired for this purpose only — are positioned on every floor to literally sniff for smoke and alert school officials and the fire department in case of a fire.

10/28/2013

Firefighters battle a brush fire in Queens, apparently set to hide two bodies, on March 6, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Alarming New Study Could Change The Way You Look At Smoke Detectors

What would happen if a fire broke out in your home? Fire alarms save lives, but they may not be as effective as many people think they are, according to a new study.

06/03/2013

Newark Airport Control Tower (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Newark Airport Flights Interrupted By Faulty Fire Alarm In Control Tower

Departures were held for about 20 minutes until the fire alarm sensor was replaced and operations resumed.

03/25/2011