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Scott Ferguson shared John K. Murphy's blog post on Facebook
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CRAZY LABELS: What would your shirt say?

I'm Doing My Best Not To Slug You Right NowA little over a decade ago, I was sitting in a college lecture hall flipping through the pages of a text that had just been introduced to the class. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a tool published by the American Psychiatric Association (AP…See More
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Scott Ferguson posted a blog post

CRAZY LABELS: What would your shirt say?

I'm Doing My Best Not To Slug You Right NowA little over a decade ago, I was sitting in a college lecture hall flipping through the pages of a text that had just been introduced to the class. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a tool published by the American Psychiatric Association (AP…See More
Apr 12
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An Old Pick-up Truck and a Hound Dog

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr. King’s quote seems acutely applicable to our extended fire service families.  It takes a little pain to determine who will stand next you; who will shed a tear with you; who will dig in their pockets for you; who will go to bat for you; or, sometimes, who will hold you accountable because they care for…See More
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Scott Ferguson shared their blog post on Facebook
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Scott Ferguson posted a blog post

When the Final Season is About to End

ESPN reflects on the life of professional baseball player, Ichiro Suzuki; and how his time in the big leagues has come to define more than his legacy as an athlete; it has become an escape that may soon fade away. Last week, I spent some time dragging on a good cigar outside a small establishment where there were an number of people striding up and down the street looking for a burger, beer, and a NCAA tournament game to celebrate the end of a good day. As is often the case, there were a number…See More
Mar 29
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Murrieta
Department:
Murrieta Fire & Rescue
Title/rank:
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
35
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Accreditation
Career Development
Response/Deployment Alternatives
Professional Qualifications:
35 years in the fire service
10 years as a Fire Chief (three departments)
BS Liberal Studies, emphasis on business
MA Management Psychology
EFO, CFO, Harvard Senior Executive Alumni
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership
Personnel management
Strategic planning
Mental health
Areas of expertise:
Operations
Training
Leadership
Personnel management
Strategic planning
Bio:
As part of three generations of firefighters, Chief Scott Ferguson has been a member of the fire service for 35 years; and, has been a Fire chief of just over 10 years, with stops in in Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica, before landing in Murrieta, California 2015.

Chief Ferguson earned his Fire Science Diploma from Bates Vocational Technical Institute in Tacoma, Washington and his AAS in Business Administration from Clark Community College. He also received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies from Eastern Oregon University and his Master’s Degree in Management Psychology from Wayland Baptist University in 2005. He has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy, is an accredited Chief Fire Officer (CFO), and completed the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program in 2012.

Chief Ferguson is a past president of the Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Association and the Riverside County Fire Chief’s Associations. Chief Ferguson s active in his community, has sat on a number of boards and commissions, and is a frequent trainer and guest speaker.

Scott Ferguson's Blog

CRAZY LABELS: What would your shirt say?

I'm Doing My Best Not To Slug You Right Now

A little over a decade ago, I was sitting in a college lecture hall flipping through the pages of a text that had just been introduced to the class. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a tool published by the American Psychiatric Association (AP…

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Posted on April 15, 2018 at 8:30am

An Old Pick-up Truck and a Hound Dog

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King’s quote seems acutely applicable to our extended fire service families.  It takes a little pain to determine who will stand next you; who will shed a tear with you; who will dig in their pockets for you; who will go to bat for you; or, sometimes, who will hold you…

Continue

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 1:30pm

When the Final Season is About to End

ESPN reflects on the life of professional baseball player, Ichiro Suzuki; and how his time in the big leagues has come to define more than his legacy as an athlete; it has become an escape that may soon fade away.

 

Last week, I spent some time dragging on a good cigar outside a small establishment where there were an number of people striding up and down the street looking for a burger, beer, and a NCAA tournament game to celebrate the end of a good…

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Posted on March 29, 2018 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

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