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This paper presents a history of fire fighting in the United States beginning with colonial times and ending in the present age. The paper explains how news of a devastating fire in London in the year 1666 reached the New World and prompted leaders there to better prepare their towns for the possibility of similar disasters. The paper also explains that the New World's approach to the safety of its citizens was more advanced than that of Britain's and describes some of the fire laws that were put in place in the U.S. as a result. The paper also explains that by the 19th century, fire regulations and fire departments were firmly established. The paper concludes by taking a look at the most pressing fire fighting issues of today.
From the Paper:"Even in colonial times, it was recognized that if the nascent cities and towns were to survive, the life and limb of the citizens had to be protected. While there was little that could be done about the New World's harsh weather, especially the winters along the New England coast where the first colonies clung to the edge of the continent, those winters brought with them opportunities for secondary disasters in the form of fires."
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Fire Fighting (2005, November 01) Retrieved January 25, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/fire-fighting-61930/
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