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jan 1, 1648 - First fire ordinance adopted in Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam

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Fire wardens were appointed to monitor people's adherence to the fire ordinance and insubordination was met with a fine, which was consequently used to pay for the rudimentary equipment which the, then, volunteer department used to fight fires.

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jan 1, 1648
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~ 376 years ago

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