solve problems. It is meant to help those who need and seek help in the field
of Personnel Management. Anyone who supervises or manages people in any
environment should find something here that will aid them in doing their job
better, more efficiently, and with greater success.
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.