04/03/08 76 W - + 11 - 10 More City Ordinances


Digging through the archives, here are city ordinances pertaining to the fire department from 1867, 1908, and 1929. Compare to their present versions, which are available online as noted in a prior posting. Note the references in the early versions to pulling down and blowing up buildings. Hooks attached to ropes and chains were used for the former, to help create fire breaks. It's also the origin of "hook and ladder" in reference to fire equipment.





  
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