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Disaster Central Museum - Budapest
The museum building
Address: 1105, Budapest Martinovics tér 12.
Phone number: (1) 261-3586
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7:30-16, Fri 7:30-13:30, Sat 9-16
permanent exhibition, story, technology history
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The existence of fire is older than the history of humanity. Fires in nature were extinguished by the most ancient agent: water. Throughout the history of fire-fighting several different dusts, foams, and gases served as excellent materials to distinguish fire. Still, even nowadays, and probably will be in the next millennia, most of the fires are distinguished by water. One of the equipments of extinguishing with water is the hose.

Every period developed a new and more effective hose. From the dimpliest type through the most complicated combined type to the ones used nowadays which are the most up-to-date from the point of view of the theory of extinguishing and design.

The exhibition displays the important equipments of the fire-fighters and the development of extinguishing with water.

THE PAST:
The oldest data of a hose is from Heron, 110 BC. The mobile bronze pump with piston has a maneuverable tube.

PRESENT AND FUTURE:
István Szőcs architect of chemical machines had his invention, the impulse-distinguisher patented in 1989. The patent is now protected in 37 countries. By 1999 it was used in 50 countries with excellent results. With its use the process of fire-distinguishing takes only fragments of seconds.