About the Electrical Department

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The Electrical Department oversees street lighting and the City’s  Fire Alarm System, to allow fire reporting directly from the public and for those buildings whose automated fire alarm systems signal  directly to the Fire Department.

The department provides electrical maintenance and construction services to all City departments,  municipal buildings and parks. The department installs and repairs  communications systems, including telephones, public emergency call boxes, pagers, fiber cable networks for computer data transmission between buildings and cabling for local area data networks for City buildings.

The department also oversees installation of cables, conduits and equipment by utilities and other contractors over and within all public ways.