In 1878, a blow was struck for efficiency, fun, and iconography. That's a rare combination, so let's take a look at the team that invented the fireman's pole. Warning: Absolutely no "fireman's pole" jokes will be tolerated in the comments. Well, maybe a few.
If you were anything like me growing up, you dreamt about living in a firehouse just so you could have a fire pole to slide down. This San Francisco townhouse is the house I dreamt about. I'm so moving here.