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Why do firehouses have spiral staircases?

Fact - The spiral staircase and sliding chutes were to prevent horses, which were used instead of trucks, from climbing up to the living quarters
Pic Credits: © 2009 Derek Σωκράτης Finch | The spiralling decent | CC BY-SA | Modified

In olden days, horse drawn carriages were used instead of trucks. The spiral staircase and sliding chutes were to prevent horses from climbing up to the living quarters.

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