The world's earliest fire equipment

- Apr 12, 2018-

Looking back on history, the earliest known fire equipment on the world came from October 16, 1834, when a fire in London almost completely destroyed the ancient Westminster Palace where the British Parliament building was located. Among the many fire watchers, one is not the one who has nothing to do to see the fire scene. He is George William Manbee.

Born in Norfolk, Mannby was a young man, an army officer, and an officer of the Yarmouth Barracks. This laid-off duty enabled him to devote his time to a cause that strongly attracted him to save human life. Earlier, he was enthusiastic about shipwreck. He invented a trouser-shaped life buoy, and was the first person who proposed to use the lighthouse to flash the identification signal. Later, Manby turned his genius from sea rescue to fire rescue. In the event of a fire, he was experimenting with fire protection clothing. His most remarkable and pioneering contribution was his invention of a portable compressed gas fire extinguisher, a two-foot-long, eight-inch diameter, four-gallon copper cylinder that is basically the same as today's fire extinguisher. He placed the fire extinguisher in his specially designed trolley. He hoped that the patrols equipped with the fire extinguisher would immediately extinguish the first small fire at the location of the fire, thereby reducing the number of major fires.