Re: [WarOf1812] Fire fighting equitment
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Dave&Monica Bosse wrote:
> Being a Fireman and A love of History.
> In early America the first "Full Time" Fire Department was FDNY around 1840. up until the it was Volunteer compainies or brave citizens with leather "Fire Buckets" These bukets were round on the bottom to keep men from setting them down in a fire. As far as Fire fighting Equitment there were man or horse drawn Hand pumpers. My Fire department still owns the first piece they bought a 1879 Howe hand pumper. Hose was also leather with brass studs holding the seam tight. As a "Truckie" I should know about ladder apperatus but I am at a loss. The only people who would have the acess to pumpers and hose would be large city voulenteer companies and Insurance fire companies who would race to be the first to put out the fire to get the insurance money. I am afraid in the wilds were most of 1812 was fought the bucket brigade was it.
> Dave Bosse
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> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of square miles...