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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I would like for the record to show that I was NOT in attendance at any of the Fire events listed in this thread.
    No, but you WERE at the great Baltimore Fire, which I did not see mentioned anywhere........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I would like for the record to show that I was NOT in attendance at any of the Fire events listed in this thread.
    You SURE 'Bout that? hehe T.C.

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    5500 BCE First Ambulance was made out of rock and serviced the prehistoric town of Bedrock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    No, but you WERE at the great Baltimore Fire, which I did not see mentioned anywhere........

    It WAS Mentioned on the First Page, but not by the O.P. And, I was NOT at the Great Fire of Baltimore, I was off that Week............
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    The Texas City ship fire where 28 fire fighters lost their lives, on April 16, 1947.

    The Texas City Disaster April 16, 1947

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    5500 BCE First Ambulance was made out of rock and serviced the prehistoric town of Bedrock.
    So that answers the roots of EMS question posed in another thread.

    Was it operated by the Bedrock Fire Department?

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    I liked this site. http://www.firefightercentral.com/fi...er_history.htm It shows first use of horses around 1850. Also the first water tower 1879

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    This was actually a good read. Thanks for the info.

    Now, how about 1909 to present. Nevermind. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I would like for the record to show that I was NOT in attendance at any of the Fire events listed in this thread.
    Must have been on days off then huh??

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    Here's a link to some good historical info




    http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/index.html

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    FHJ.. thanks for the link... lots of good info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    5500 BCE First Ambulance was made out of rock and serviced the prehistoric town of Bedrock.
    5501 BC, the first recorded case of someone b----ing about fire v. EMS.

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