WTF Fun Fact – Crassus’s Fire Brigade

The first ever Roman fire brigade was created by Marcus Licinius Crassus. During fires, they would arrive and Crassus would offer to buy the burning building from the owner at a very low price. They would put out the fire if the owner agreed, but if they refused then they would simply let it burn. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: History of firefighting – Wikipedia


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