15 Scorching Hot Facts About Firefighters

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The first firefighting department in the United States was founded in Boston in 1678. It was run by men that were paid for their services. Later in 1736, Benjamin Franklin organized the first all volunteer firefighting service in Philadelphia. He and several of the other Founding Fathers offered their services as volunteer firefighters including Samuel Adams, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.