Firefighting in the United States

Firefighting in the United States

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Firefighting in the United States can be traced back to the 17th century when, after a great conflagration in Boston in 1631, the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law banning smoking in public places.[citation needed] In 2003 in the United States there were approximately 800,000 volunteer firefighters and 300,000 professional firefighters. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has been providing information, education and training for the volunteer fire and emergency medical services throughout New York State since 1872. The professionalization of American firefighting was largely a result of three factors: the steam fire engines, the fire insurance companies, that demanded the municipalization of firefighting, and an ideology which suggested that payment of wages would naturally result in improved service. The American firefighters are represented and unshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136755858
  • 9786136755854