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After three major fires in three years, the city of New Bern instituted a combination fire and police watch in 1794. The service became complacent due to a lack of fires, but in 1821 a major fire at a steam mill led to new demands for the formation of a fire company. Today, the Firemen's Museum in New Bern displays the numerous awards that have been won by the New Bern Fire Department, which has two companies with over 100 years of service.