Fire Trucks – A Brief History

Were you a child who grew up loving and playing with fire trucks? Could you remember how badly you Truckwanted to ride on one, drive one and be a fire-fighter who could use one someday? Even if you weren’t you can still take a few minutes right now and learn about the history of fire trucks.

In 1841 the very first steam powered fire engine that was self-propelled was built in New York City. What might seem a little humorous now looking back, is that it wasn’t a popular idea at all. It was regarded as an unsafe and unreliable tool by fire-fighters and therefore they didn’t want it to be part of the fire-fighting arsenal. Years would still need to pass before the idea caught on more and the steam powered fire engine could be depended on. Continue reading