Students of history consistently see George Washington as the dad of our nation, filling in as our first President and directing general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. A few sources likewise show he may have been a volunteer fire fighter and sanction individual from Alexandria Virginia’s previously coordinated fire organization. Is there any reality to this? Here is the thing that was gotten the hang of visiting the Friendship Fire Museum of Alexandria Virginia.
In August 1774, the Friendship Society, later Fire Company framed in Alexandria Virginia. Alexandria is a provincial time riverside port arranged inverse and south of Washington DC. George Washington lived not very removed toward the south at his Potomac River ranch Mount Vernon in Fairfax County. Washington is regularly noted as one of the organization authors. He served from 1760-1774 as Justice of the Peace at the Fairfax County Courthouse then in Alexandria. Else he was at the time John Szepietowski a bustling grower engaged with Virginia governmental issues and the developing discontent with England. As told, Washington has sections in his journal about going to gatherings at the general public. The Friendship Society, who knows as there might have been others and his journal doesn’t determine. It is hazy on the off chance that he was ever an organization individual from on the off chance that he at any point went to flames.
In 1775, Washington as confirmed by a receipt, paid for the Friendship’s initially siphoning motor worked by a man named Gibbs of Philadelphia. This proposes that Washington may well have in any event been a companion or devotee of this early fire organization. Perhaps he held something of a regulatory or partner position. Given the around seven mile distance from Mount Vernon to Alexandria it is dicey Washington could even hear the fire chime ring not to mention ride his pony to the motor house or fire scene so as to be of much help.
Still it is enjoyable to see old fashioned George as a volunteer fire fighter that at any rate assisted this organization with getting its first contraption. With respect to the Friendship Fire Company, they were requested by the Alexandria Fire Chief to stop battling fires on May 17, 1872. Later endeavors to redesign didn’t take them back to support. In 1952 the association turned into a humanitarian substance their last around 1855 assembled firehouse at 107 South Alfred Street changed over into an exhibition hall as stands today.…