Cincinnati Fire History

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ISBN: 738561126

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The Cincinnati Fire Department's history began in the early 1800s, soon after Losantiville (later renamed Cincinnati) was founded. The department grew steadily from bucket brigade to volunteer corps. In 1853, an ordinance passed by the city council established the nation's first organized, paid fire department. Cincinnati was also the launch More »

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ISBN: 738561126

The Cincinnati Fire Department's history began in the early 1800s, soon after Losantiville (later renamed Cincinnati) was founded. The department grew steadily from bucket brigade to volunteer corps. In 1853, an ordinance passed by the city council established the nation's first organized, paid fire department. Cincinnati was also the launch site for many initiatives in the modern US fire service: first to use successful horse-drawn steam engines; home to the Ahrens-Fox manufacturing company, and more. Almost 200 vintage images and personal narratives bring the city's fire department history to life.

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