Couvre Feu or Curfew for fire established by the Normans
Rome, 24 BC - 6 AD
Corps of Vigiles
Advent of Fire insurance Companies
Major conflagration starts in Mrs. O'Leary's barn resulting in near city-wide destruction. Anniversary date is rememberd as Fire Prevention Week every October in the USA.
New Amsterdam (New York), 1648
First recorded building code in which wood and plaster chimneys were prohibitee and patrolled by the "Rattle Watch"
Appointment of Ben Franklin as Chief of the Union fire co. and cooperator with the "hand in Hand" Fire Insurance Co.