American national hero Benjamin Franklin often wrote anonymous letters to the Pennsylvania Gazette, a prominent newspaper that he 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 proposed 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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