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None of us knows the fact that how the Kukri was exactly originated and is still a mystery where and who created it. The originated place and date have also been lost in the mists of time. Here are some facts, which prove that it is one of the oldest knives in the world. The blade shape might have descended from the classic Greek sword of Kopis, which is about 2500 years old. The Machira, the calavry sword of the ancient Macedonians which was carried by the troops of Alexander the Great when invaded northwest India in the 4th Century BC and was copied by local black smiths or Kamis. Some knife exports have found similarities in the construction of some Kukri to the crafting method of old Japanese sword. Thus making the Kukri the oldest knife in the history of world.

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Fire marks gradually disappearedat the same time as the paid fire departments spread. This is merely acoincidence. Even though some newly organized insurance companies issued marksin the 1890’s, their day as an effective form of advertising was over. Technology supplanted both the fire mark and the volunteer fire companies. Thefire mark was replaced by more colorful and less expensive advertising, such asprinted material using chromolithography. At the same time, technology led tothe development of the steam fire engine, which was expensive to purchase andmaintain. The new firefighting equipment created the need for a full timeprofessional fire department, especially in the large cities.

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Nine African-American students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Governor Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to surround Central High School to keep the nine students from entering the school, because he believed black and whites should be segregated, despite Federal laws on integration. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock to insure the safety of the students. The crisis gained world-wide attention.

This was the start of serious efforts to protect firefighters from smoke as they operated at fires.
Modern firefighters now have more air, with less weight and a lower profile.

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While the Insurance Company ofNorth America in its 1933 correctly noted that theAmerican insurance companies did not maintain fire brigades but relied on thevolunteer fire companies, it told a different story about the use of the firemark; “… let the brigades find a burning house barren of a Fire Mark of anydescription! Then, with a sigh of “False alarm,” they turned back, leavingthe discomfited householder to his buckets.” This statement in a 1933 INA publication is rebutted by Regina R. Reynolds ofthe INA Archives Department who in 1974 wrote that a policyholder could choosenot have any mark. Ms. Reynolds’ supports the reality that the volunteers would fight any and allfires.

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Thanks for the info on Drager, wasn't sure on that history. Of course the Scott was developed by Scott Avaition. MSA was Mine Safety Agencey, so that mining industry and Survivair/Sperian now Honeywell came out to the diving industry. Of course there are ISI, Interspiro and others looking for part of the market. As a tech for Scott, Survivair and MSA each have strengths and weaknesses, and each have their own challenges servicing.

To supply air and protect the firefighter from smoke, a tube was connected to an air pump attached to the engine outside the fire building.

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Perhaps it's no surprise that the New York State Library has such a focus on firefighting, since the Library was itself saved by firefighters from the devastation of a fire that swept through the Capitol Building in March 1911. Albany City firefighters worked through that long, grueling night and into the next day to save the building that was home to the Library. Many of the historic documents and other items in the Library's collection still bear burnt and singed edges from that night.