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

Ethics Lapses in the Fire Service

How do our ethical and moral codes get derailed while we engage in our beloved career on a daily basis? The recent accusations against a Metro Fire Chief Officer for taking equipment, kickback and other  “stuff” gets this individual before a court to answer these charges, possibly with jail time as a remedy and the total destruction of a hard earned reputation. Already the members of the court of public opinion have ruled on this…

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Added by John K. Murphy on November 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Assaulting firefighters should be against the law.

The recent spate of assaults against firefighters leads me to believe there ought to be a law against such behavior and the individual assaulting a firefighter should be tossed in jail and the key tossed away.

Assault is defined as intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm or intentionally putting another person in reasonable apprehension of an imminent harmful or offensive contact.  No intent to cause physical injury needs to…

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Added by John K. Murphy on November 6, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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