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The Roman Invasion

Roman invasion

The modern day Fire and Rescue Service has evolved following many years of development and improvements. We have come a long way since humankind discovered fire, leading us to battle and struggle to control the flames. It is believed the first organised firefighting originated in the UK during the Roman invasion back in AD43. Even then, the only resources available would have been limited to simple measures such as buckets of water. During the middle ages, many towns and cities burned down due to ineffective firefighting measures, not to forget that the majority of building materials consisted of wood. Following these destructive incidents, some parishes sought to organise basic firefighting however no regulations or standards were in force.

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