First Firefighting equipment was a large syringes

Firefighting in one form or another has been round for over 2000 years… A rich history for those who wish to learn more about firefighting.
Firefighting in Alexandria, Egypt, circa 100 BCE, was in the form of large, water-filled syringes.

Date:
      100 BCE
Location:
      Alexandria, Egypt


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