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Franklin the Fireman

20 June, 2011

Engine 8 Ladder 2 on 4th and Arch, Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s favorite son*, Benjamin Franklin, cuts a dashing figure dressed in a Fireman’s hat.  

Fun fact: Franklin started the first Fire Department in Pennsylvania–the Union Fire Company (or, colloquially, Benjamin Franklin’s Bucket Brigade).

*technically adopted.  Franklin was born in Boston but it has been historically documented that he much preferred Philadelphia. 

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