Yes, it’s history month at Blog Central. Was shown this last week, from a fellow research. The story of fire protection in Colonial Wilmington, from a May 1975 article in the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Bulletin.
Includes details on what was likely North Carolina’s first hand engine, delivered circa 1756. Plus a few details on the other towns of the time, both in and out of state.
This one’s a must-read for history buffs. Details on colonial fire protection in the Carolinas can be quite hard to come by.
Read the bulletin (PDF, 2.7MB).
Here’s the original source.