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Ending the War on Women Firefighters

Periodically I talk to women firefighters about the issues they are having in their departments related to the male firefighter mindset against them in their departments. The behavior borders on discrimination, harassment, hostile workplace, hazing and bullying coupled with plain rudeness making many women firefighters fear for their safety.

 I just got off the phone this morning…


Added by John K. Murphy on May 15, 2014 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

Remembering Firefighter Tom Stapleton

Remembering Firefighter Tom Stapleton, Eastside Rescue Fire & Rescue (WA). Tom, my friend and firefighting brother, passed away last week after a courageous fight against cancer.

May you go with God and we will always remember you as you continue to live in our hearts and in our lives.

Added by John K. Murphy on August 18, 2010 at 4:31pm — 3 Comments



Looking at the statistics for 2009 Firefighter Fatalities there are three main causes of firefighter deaths – CARDIAC ARREST, APPARATUS SPEED and FAILURE TO WEAR YOUR SEATBELTS.

I know that you do not have a death wish so a bit of advice labeled as:


1) BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS before any vehicle you drive or sit in moves from the apparatus bay, parking lot or your garage

2) SLOW DOWN – you cannot help…


Added by John K. Murphy on March 2, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments

What about 2009 FDIC - Best show ever

Bobby, Dianne, Jane and staff:

What a great production. Wonderful training events and support for the instructors and participants.
Class A production. Thank you

John Murphy

Added by John K. Murphy on April 26, 2009 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

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