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John K. Murphy's Blog – June 2015 Archive (2)

Drones & Policy - New Technology for the Fire Services

The information contained in this article is evolving and a department desiring to obtain and use drones or UAV, must check for the most recent rules and regulations related to this issue.

New technology for the fire service is not without controversy from the use of new nozzles, tactics and training, protective clothing, SCBA technology, holographic images on your face shields, mobile data terminals, engine configurations, fire…


Added by John K. Murphy on June 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Legal Lesson - Conduct Unbecoming

What does it mean when you are standing in front of your fire chief with a pending discipline action and the chief states you are being charged with “conduct unbecoming”.

What does that mean? Well in many States, it means you are going to be disciplined for on or off duty conduct that violated the Departments published firefighter code of conduct policy or SOP.

I have written in prior articles the need for a Code of Conduct and Policies that outline the terms…


Added by John K. Murphy on June 2, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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