The Kent Fire Office was the county’s first fire insurance
company, founded in 1802 well over a hundred years after the first
in London. The Kent Fire Office used Kent’s Invicta horse as its
symbol. The Kent Fire Office was taken over by Royal Insurance in
1901. Some of these were pressed from sheet copper and some were
cast in lead.
Sun Insurance Fire Mark
Sun insurance was the first to use a fire mark or fire insurance
plaque. Fire insurance came into being following
the Great Fire of London and soon afterwards the insurance
companies realised the benefits of forming their own fire brigades
to protect their interests.