Prior to the 17th Century there wasn’t much in the way of organized fire control in Europe. Neighborhood night watches were organized by the residents of an area and they would essentially stay awake and keep an eye out for leaping flames. In the late 17th century this was to change, after The Great Fire of London in 1666 wiped out tens of thousands of homes, the first fire engines (hand pumps) appeared, and by the beginning of the 18th Century fire brigades, in the modern sense, were being created…

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Interesting and lovely. And yes, quite enjoyable, thank you.

posted on 12.04 at 02:24 PMAnne


From manual pumps to mobile hydrants to water cannons.

posted on 12.05 at 06:14 PMSister Rye


Very tasty, elegant web design. Good material. Enjoyable. Thanks.

posted on 12.06 at 08:36 PM.


Great blog thanks for sharing. Great layout, simple.

posted on 04.14 at 12:53 AMAnthem

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