Just another example of how Cincinnati still continues to amaze me. Did you know that in 1853 Cincinnati formed the first professional fire department and changed the way every city in the world fought fires?
That the Ahrens-Fox Manufacturing Company of Cincinnati developed the first steam powered pumpers and air powered ladders to reach tall buildings.
I'm always amazed at how down the native Cincinnatians are on the city, but luckily this amazement is eclipsed by how innovative, creative and in the forefront Cincinnati really is and has been through history.
Tuesday night, Jim Tarbell shouting at a rally that less than 100 years ago the world looked to Cincinnati for leadership.
Wow, places like the Firefighters museum really puts that statement into perspective.
In 1808 this was the pinnacle of fire alarm technology, mounted on a shop roof and beat to warn people of fires. Back then it was law every able bodied man helped firefight manning hand pumps and buckets.
This drum is 201yrs old, incredible.
They had to have a patch from every fire dept. in the country. Its been awhile but I pretty sure my dad hand this on his shoulder back in Springfield Township.