Where do Fire Poles come from?

Captain David Kenyon of the Chicago Fire Department invented fire poles in 1878. Fire poles have fallen out of favor in recent years due to injuries. Many fire stations built today are single story structures that do not utilize fire poles.

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1. Why do we commemorate Fire Prevention Week?
2. What is the Fire Triangle?
3. Where do Fire Poles come from?
4. How long have sprinkler systems been in use?
5. When was the first fire department organized in the United States?
6. Why are dalmatians considered firehouse dogs?
7. Why is the Maltese Cross the symbol of the fire service?