Where It All Began: 6 Pioneers Of Fire Behavior FireRescue1: Fire Chief Digital Edition October 21, 2015 In days of old, fires were ferocious and demanded that firefighters learn on the job. There were no water systems or building codes to slow the fire to give firefighters the time to respond. Many people, including firefighters, died trying to save lives and protect property. They had to make decisions, and fast. The fire service needed pioneers to design tools and develop ways to do it better. A few individuals have stood out for their contributions to do just that. Read here in the Fire Chief Digital Edition about where it all began. To learn more about the history of the fire service go here to BruceHensler.com.