Aylard, Roger - Fire alarm controls
THE AHGUS Page 2 Fremont - Newark, California Thursday, December 12, 1963 Home Fire Alarm Controls Voted The future inslallation of Hie alarm syslcms in private homes will require an inspection by the Fremont (ire department and the payment of a $10 to $20 fee. City Councilmen Tuesday night approved an ordinance controlling controlling the installation of home alarm devices in response to request from a former Fremont school teacher. After council voted unanimously for the crackdown on alarm systems Councilman Don Dillon said "it is too bad the man started this isn't here to see his efforts bear fruit." "He's now a missionary in South Africa," Dillon said. Dillon referred to Roger Aylard who lived at 42857 Foun-J tainbleau Park Lane before a (ire just before last Christmas caused considerable damage to his home. Aylard had installed a fire alarm system which failed to adequate warning. He protested to the city asking what could done and appealed for some regulation that would control sale and installation of faulty systems. Subsequent investigation by the fire department disclosed many cases where faulty devices failed to operate and the department department recommended a crackdown. On Dillan's recommendation Aylard and his family will be notified of the new regulation. Aylard is teaching at a mission school while his wife is providing nursing services. While the regulation didn't come in time to save the home it will affect fulurc alarm sales and installations. Under the regulation permits will be required to sell private alarm systems or devices and installation will be subject to department inspection and approval. A fee of $10 to $20 will charged for the inspection.