John R. Murphy
  • 52, Male
  • Sturgis
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Combination, EMS/Rescue Squad/Hospital EMS - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS), Driver / Engineer, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
I have been a EMT since 1994 a firefighter since 1998 and a CNA pri to that.
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Sturgis Fire and Emergency Services, Sturgis, South Dakota
Years With Department/Agency
Since 1998
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Nurse Aid at North Bend, Wa. Nursing Home.
CNA / CPR Inst. at Ellendale, ND. Nursing center
EMT-Basic / CPR Inst. Ellendale, ND. Ellendale Ambulance Serv.
EMT-Basic / CPR Inst. Aberdeen, SD. Aberdeen Ambulance
EMT- Basic / CPR Inst. Hill City, SD. Hill City Ambulance Serv.
EMT-I / Inst. Rosebud, SD. Ambulance Serv.
EMT-Intermediate / CPR Inst. Lead, Deadwood Reg Hosp Ambulance Serv. Deadwood,SD. and in the ER of Rapid City Reg.
Hosp. Rapid City, SD.
FF/ EMT-I / Inst. Sturgis Fire & Emergency Serv. Sturgis, SD.
Emergency Serv. Dir. Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch, Custer, SD.
And a few other detox and nurseing homes. in SD.
My Training:
NREMT- Basic and then AHA BLS CPR Inst.
Rescue Tech.
Driver Oper.
Fire Officer
and Lots of FEMA classes
About Me:
What can I say 20 years and some helping others in there time of need.
Day Job:
Full Time with Sturgis Ambulance Serv. Vol as a firefighter
Relationship Status:
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My Grandma Nuss was a RN
My Aunt is a Nurse
My Dad was a EMT in the Seattle Wa area he is now a first responder
with the New England, ND Ambulance Service.
John and Roy from EMERGENCY TV and becouse it's a cool job =)
Why I Love Fire/EMS
" A friend that Helps a friend in need!"
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Lac of manpower and of good pay .

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At 7:49pm on February 20, 2008, Lyndi said…
Wow that is like right around my area..ya I kinda miss Wa... but oh well i like oregon better....ya iam enjoying the emergency services as well, there is nothing better in the world...
At 5:16pm on February 18, 2008, Tiffany Isenhart said…
hey! :) I made it :)

Thanks for telling me about the site

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At 1:11pm on November 2, 2007, Steph said…
Hey there! How are you?
Stay safe!
At 1:32am on August 22, 2007, Tom Kenney said…
My name is Tom Kenney. I’m a 24-year veteran and Fire Lieutenant on the Providence Fire Department. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve recently had my book, Working Class Hero: Memoirs of a Providence Fireman, published by Publish America (ISBN 1-4137-3107-4).

This is the first book of its kind written by a Providence Firefighter in 118 years.

“You can almost smell the smoke and feel the heat. ‘Working Class Hero: Memoirs of a Providence Fireman’ is a three-alarm read. It’s taken from the 23-year on-the-job experiences of a second-generation Providence firefighter who could shrug off tragedy with a flippant remark, time after time after time. Required reading.” (Wally Pickford -The Reporter)

“…his experiences pull the reader in and force them to think about the bravery of firefighters and of their own mortality.” (Kelly Smith - Warwick Beacon)

“Working Class Hero: Memoirs of a Providence Fireman is one man’s action-packed account of twenty-three years of life as a firefighter in busy metropolitan Providence – the third largest city in the Northeast. Experience what it’s like to be taken on one emergency call after another – fires, shootings, stabbings, and more. Encounter situations that are completely unimaginable to the average citizen. Thoughtfully written with the reader in mind, describing each stage of an incident, this book allows the reader to visualize riding along with the firefighters as they pull up to a scene and must take immediate action. In this book, Lieutenant Tom Kenney will take you inside the mind of a firefighter as he makes life and death decisions. Celebrate his victories and suffer his defeats. Glimpse a world few people ever experience. From practical jokes and fun around the firehouse to gut-wrenching real-life tragedies, this book covers it all!”

The book is currently available at Barnes & Noble Book Stores, Borders Books, and online through and It is a full size paperback edition, 224 pages, and retails for $19.95.

Tom Kenney can be reached via e-mail at & at his webpage at:
At 6:43pm on August 21, 2007, John R. Murphy said…

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