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

Hiring Right

The recent defense verdict in Connecticut (Ultegra LLC v. Mystic Fire District No. 3:09-cv-01284 (MPS)) brings to light the need to evaluate your fire departments hiring process used in bringing a new candidate into your organization. There are numerous ways to recruit and hire a qualified volunteer or career firefighter ranging from legacy hiring (a family member nominates the candidate and they are voted in) to a comprehensive hiring process…

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Added by John K. Murphy on September 26, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

CNT and CNF and firefighters health.

A health and safety issue when dealing with carbon nanotubes (CNT) and carbon nanofibers (CNF).  Many of do not even think about carbon nonotubes or carbon nanofibers but they represent the newest technology that creates a health hazard for our firefighters. NIOSH 1 rated the health hazards, based on comparison, with silica, asbestos, ultrafine carbon black…

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Added by John K. Murphy on September 4, 2014 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

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