American national hero Benjamin Franklin often wrote anonymous letters to the Pennsylvania Gazette, a prominent newspaper that he himself owned and edited. In one such letter he coined the famous phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and, in addition to making several suggestions for the prevention of fires, he suggested that Philadelphia imitate his native Boston in establishing fire stations and employing firefighters; not only should all efforts be made to prevent fires but the city should be adequately prepared to handle the next inevitable fire.




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