"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

March 08, 2010

BUCKET BRIGADE

Image: Guildhall Library Prints Room
Firefighting at Tiverton, in the south of England, in 1617. Bucket brigades were no match for conflagrations, such as the Great Fire of London in 1666. That disaster led to the creation of organized firefighting.