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Title: Fire-fighting organisations and equipment in the Qing Dynasty
Other Titles: 清代的消防组织与救火工具
Authors: Zhou, Y 
Liu, F
Keywords: Qing Dynasty
Fire - fighting organisatioas
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: 文物出版社
Source: 故宫博物院院刊 (Palace museum journal), 2002, no. 6, p. 1-7 How to cite?
Journal: 故宫博物院院刊 (Palace museum journal) 
Abstract: 清代的消防组织由属于官府的巡城官兵与属于民间的“水会”两大系统组成,行政、军事与消防的一体化管理是清代消防组织的特点。以现代人的眼光来看,清代的消防组织在管理与培训等方面已经具有现代科学化的某些内容。而纵观由太平桶到火烛车再到水龙所形成的救火工具发展的三部曲,我们也不难看到人们在与火灾进行斗争中的进步。
Qing Dynasty fire-fighting organisations were characterised by the unified management of administrative, military and fire-fighting exercised through two systems comprising official military patrols of cities and popular Shuihui ( "Water Association") groups. Expressed in today’s terminology, the management and training aspects of Qing Dynasty fire-fighting organisations can be described as relatively modem and scientific. The e-quipment and vehicles used to fight fires also reveal that substantial advances had been made in man’s ability to fight fires.
ISSN: 0452-7402
DOI: 10.16319/j.cnki.0452-7402.2002.06.001
Rights: © 2002 中国学术期刊电子杂志出版社。本内容的使用仅限于教育、科研之目的。
© 2002 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. It is to be used strictly for educational and research purposes.
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