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Historically Speaking: Several founding fathers served as firefighters 
As more and more colonists came to the early counties, forests were naturally cleared and wooden homes as well as other structures were built. In those homes, owners had wooden floors, wooden walls, wooden ceilings and, of course, furniture made of wood. In the lives of early colonists, fire, in some fashion, was used every day for many reasons, therefore the risks were high. In the more populated cities, authorities appointed fire wardens. A familiar name in the nation’s history books, Benjamin Franklin, in addition to his notable reputation, is less well known for his creation of the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia in 1736.  
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