The Evolution Of The Earliest Fire Trucks
Way back in the day cooking, heating, and even light all came from fires. While that sounds romantic, it also led to quite a few hazards, like burning your house down. For many years if a person’s house caught fire, little could be done other than gather around and watch the blaze burn itself out. Sure, they did occasionally try the old bucket brigade but once the flames really got going, it was like putting out a forest fire by urinating on it. Eventually, in 1721, an English inventor named Richard Newsham created what amounts to a wagon with a water pump attached. From there fire trucks steadily improved to the impressive water spraying behemoths we enjoy today. This is the history of fire trucks.