The history of firefighting provides information to show the Service’s progression. Below we have accounted for some of the pivotal dates regarding firefighting activity and the formation of Fire Brigades which have merged into Fire and Rescue Services we now know.
The Roman Invasion
Roman invasion back in AD43.
The Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London which took place in 1666.
The creation of property insurance
The first insurance company of its kind was formed between 1680–81.
The London Fire Establishment
01 January 1833, the London Fire Engine Establishment was formed.
First steam powered appliance
The 1850s saw the development of the first steam powered appliance.
Formation of the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) and the National Fire Service (NFS)
In 1938 the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) followed by the National Fire Service (NFS) were formed.
The Fire Services Act
On the 1 April 1948, The Fire Services Act (1947) became effective.
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service was founded in 1974.
Some Municipal Boroughs and County Brigades were renamed
In 1986 Municipal Boroughs and County Brigades renamed.
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