The original Benjamin Franklin started the Fire Service as a
simple organization of volunteers with the goal of saving lives and
property. What is written here is
designed to build on that foundation and aid you in managing the complexities
of the modern Fire Service.
In 1733 Ben Franklin was asking that his city fight fires
the way the bigger cities like Philadelphia do:
"Soon after it [a fire] is seen and cry'd out, the
Place is crowded by active Men of different Ages, Professions and Titles who,
as of one Mind and Rank, apply themselves with all Vigilance and Resolution,
according to their Abilities, to the hard Work of conquering the increasing
Under Franklin's goading, a group of thirty men came
together to form the Union Fire Company on December 7, 1736.
Ben Franklin is a “pen name.” The author of this book, Ben Franklin, has been in the fire service nearly thirty years. Much of that time was as a chief, chief officer, or training officer. He served on various boards and committees. He worked as a First Responder, EMT, IEMT and Paramedic. He still works as a fire fighter Paramedic and will retire soon with the department he has been working with for many years.
Over the years, Ben Franklin gained much experience in business and in solving problems faced by personnel managers. What you find here will empower YOU to be a better manager, team member, public servant, or anything else that involves dealing with people.
In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues.
Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two “Littlepeople” named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the “Littlepeople,” cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy—their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C…PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Inside this Instaread of Who Moved My Cheese:
· Overview of the book
· Important People
· Key Takeaways
· Analysis of Key Takeaways
On the eve of the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, the university he founded has selected the Autobiography for the Penn Reading Project. Each year, for the past fifteen years, the University of Pennsylvania has chosen a single work that the entire incoming class, and a large segment of the faculty and staff, read and discuss together. For this occasion the University of Pennsylvania Press will publish a special edition of Franklin's Autobiography, including a new preface by University president Amy Gutmann and an introduction by distinguished scholar Peter Conn. The volume will also include four short essays by noted Penn professors as well as a chronology of Franklin's life and the text of Franklin's Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania, a document resulting in the establishment of an institution of higher education that ultimately became the University of Pennsylvania.
No area of human endeavor escaped Franklin's keen attentions. His ideas and values, as Amy Gutmann notes in her remarks, have shaped the modern University of Pennsylvania profoundly, "more profoundly than have the founders of any other major university of college in the United States." Franklin believed that he had been born too soon. Readers will recognize that his spirit lives on at Penn today.
Essay contributors: Richard R. Beeman, Paul Guyer, Michael Weisberg, and Michael Zuckerman.