Education Line-Up for the 44th LFCA Conference is Excellent!
JOHN K. MURPHY
John K. Murphy, J.D. M.S, PA-C, EFO, a career firefighter beginning his fire service career as a Firefighter/Paramedic and retiring as a Deputy Fire Chief after 32 years of service. Mr. Murphy is an attorney whose focus is on firefighter health & safety, firefighter risk management, employment practices liability, employment policy, internal investigations, expert witness and litigation support and consulting on risk management for fire departments. He is a licensed and practicing Physicians Assistant.
Mr. Murphy is a frequent author, legal columnist, blogger and member of Fire Service Court Radio on Blog Talk Radio and FDIC presenter for Fire Engineering; lecturer at the IAFC Fire Rescue International, Iwomen’s Conference’s and numerous other national Fire and EMS conferences. Mr. Murphy authored an EMS textbook entitled Legal, Political and Regulatory Environment of EMS and co-authored: Cooling the Flames: Verbal De-escalation of Mentally III and Aggressive Patients. A Comprehensive Guidebook for Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services. He is a distance learning instructor at the University of Florida Fire and Emergency Services programs and legal counsel and member of ISFSI.
GLENN P. CORBETT
Glenn P. Corbett, PE, is the former assistant chief of the Waldwick (NJ) Fire Department, an associate professor of fire science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and a technical editor for Fire Engineering. He served on the Federal Advisory Committee of the National Construction Safety Team and is a member of the Fire Code Advisory Council for New Jersey. He is the coauthor of the late Francis L. Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, 5th Edition; editor of Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II; and an FDIC executive advisory board member. He is the recipient of the 2013 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award.
JOHN B. TIPPETT, JR.
John B. Tippett Jr., CFO, FIFireE, has been the deputy chief of operations for the Charleston (SC) Fire Department since 2009. He has been intimately involved in the development and delivery of the department’s officer development program. Prior to Charleston, John spent 33 years with the Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Service. He worked his way through the MCFRS system, retiring in 2009 as the safety battalion chief. John has a broad background in fire service organization, operations, safety, leadership, training, strategy, and tactics, and urban search and rescue. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science and a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Management. John also worked extensively on national firefighter safety initiatives from 2000 to 2009 including introducing Crew Resource Management to the fire service and the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System. He writes and lectures frequently on the topics of leadership, decision-making, fire fighter safety, and strategy and tactics. John is an at-large board member on the International Association of Fire Chief’s Safety, Health and Survival Section, holds a certified health and safety officer credential through the Fire Department Safety Officers’ Association and has earned a Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He was the 2006 recipient of the George G. Post Instructor of the Year from the International Society of Fire Service Instructors.
Thomas Dunne is a deputy chief and a 33 year veteran of the New York City Fire Department with extensive experience working in Mid-Manhattan and the Bronx. He has been the incident commander at hundreds of fires in residential, commercial, and high rise buildings. He also served as the training and safety coordinator in Division 7 in the FDNY and functioned as a liaison with the media and community groups.
Chief Dunne has lectured at conferences, colleges, and fire academies across the country including FDIC in Indianapolis and Firehouse EXPO in Baltimore. He has written numerous articles for Fire Engineering magazine and also serves as an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy. A Fordham University graduate, he writes and lectures on a variety of fire service topics through his “Third Alarm Fire Training” seminars.