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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…

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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…

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

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