JOHN K. MURPHY, J.D. M.S, PA-C, EFO, began his fire service career as a firefighter/paramedic and retired as a deputy chief after 32 years of service. He is an attorney licensed in Washington whose focus is on firefighter health and safety, firefighter risk management, employment practices liability, employment policy, internal investigations, and expert witness and litigation support. He was a Navy corpsman with the Marine Corps. He is a lecturer, an educator, an author, a legal columnist, a blogger, and a member of Fire Engineering’s Fire Service Court podcast. He is also a lecturer at the IAFC Fire Rescue International and I-Women conferences. He is a National Fire Academy instructor. He is a distance learning instructor for the University of Florida Fire and Emergency Services programs.