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

Thanks for Hiring Me

Every once in a while, I look back on the individuals I hired as firefighters during my career. As the hiring process is a relatively complicated, I believe I made the right decisions in the hiring and rejection of candidate firefighters. That I made the right decisions was reaffirmed the other day when I stopped by one of my stations to check on crew deployed to Eastern Washington fighting the wildland fires and were met by several firefighters and…


Added by John K. Murphy on August 28, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Embezzlement – a dishonor to the fire service.

 Embezzlement is described as - theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one's trust or belonging to one's employer. A recent uptick in the theft of funds, equipment or property from the fire department is creating an embarrassment to the fire service as a…


Added by John K. Murphy on August 12, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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