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John K. Murphy's Blog – May 2014 Archive (2)

Welcome Home Veterans

This Memorial Day brings home the realization that many of us in the fire service are veterans of the military and I thank you for that service.

You bring a new commitment and experience to your communities, again in uniform, with many of the traits you learned during your military service - honor, courage, selfless sacrifice's, commitment and duty.

It is important to remember while serving your community you must bring those hard earned traits to your department teaching the…


Added by John K. Murphy on May 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Ending the War on Women Firefighters

Periodically I talk to women firefighters about the issues they are having in their departments related to the male firefighter mindset against them in their departments. The behavior borders on discrimination, harassment, hostile workplace, hazing and bullying coupled with plain rudeness making many women firefighters fear for their safety.

 I just got off the phone this morning…


Added by John K. Murphy on May 15, 2014 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

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