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Crucible of fire : nineteenth-century urban fires and the making of the modern fire service / Bruce Hensler

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Oswayo Valley Memorial Library 628.9 HEN (Text) 30723000344441 Adult Nonfiction Available -
  In memory of Steven Yunghans by Oswayo Valley Memorial Board of Directors

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  • ISBN: 9781597976848 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1597976849 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 231 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2011

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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Pt. 1. The context of the modern fire service -- Origins of organized fire service -- Firefighter culture -- Contemporary firefighting -- pt. 2. The fire problem defined -- Great fire in Pittsburgh -- Fire in the built environment -- Fire and human behavior -- Fire in rural areas and wildlands -- pt. 3. The fire service under fire -- Transformative forces to make firefighting safer -- Cultural change needed to improve firefighter safety -- Transitional forces create new fire service model -- pt. 4. Learning to fight great urban fires -- London and the development of a fire service -- Portland and the Board of Fire Underwriters -- Boston and the standardization of fire protection -- pt. 5. Learning to control building fires -- Fire protection in theory -- Deadly fire in a fireproof hotel -- Firefighting, building codes, and technology -- pt. 6. Firefighters, engineers, and underwriters -- New England mills and the factory mutual system -- Fighting fires : from art to science -- Volunteers to paid firemen -- Legacy of the combustible city
Subject: Fire prevention > United States > History > 19th century
Fires > United States > History > 19th century
Cities and towns > United States > History > 19th century
City and town life > United States > History > 19th century
Fire extinction > United States > History > 19th century
Fire departments > United States > History > 19th century
Fire fighters > United States > History > 19th century
Fire prevention > Social aspects > United States > History > 19th century
Fires > Social aspects > United States > History > 19th century
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