The small fire brigade in the market is in a constant struggle with the fire department. Instead of chopping down buildings to recover the wood, they like their own method better: harvesting water from the sea in barrels, transporting these barrels to the fire with expensive hired carts, and dousing the fire with a man-handled pump. Their technique is quite unsuccessful.
When a fire issues in the city, both the fire brigade and the fire department rush to it, and more than often end up fighting each other over the wood instead of putting out the fire.
Once, the fire department cut down a part of the city where the fire brigade was putting out the flames. Some brigadeers got crushed and died. Safe to say that the two have become mortal enemies.