Rotary phones keep firefighters online after system failure

A Public Saftey Building telephone failure left responders without a vital telephone service


By Nick Sambides Jr.
Bangor Daily News

LINCOLN, Maine — Rotary telephones, those relics of the eras of the Kennedy administration and "The Rockford Files," got new life last week thanks to a firefighter's ingenuity and favorite hobby, officials said Friday.

A failure of the Public Safety Building's telephone system on Nov. 30 left firefighters and police without a working telephone system until Engineer Ken Goslin brought in five rotary phones, Fire Chief Phil Dawson said.

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