Peachtree City names its newest fire chief

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Peachtree City has a new fire chief — John Clint Murphy. Murphy heads up the Peachtree City Fire and Rescue Department effective immediately, according to a city news release.

Chief Murphy succeeds former Chief Joe O’Conor, who retired in November 2021. Chief Murphy had been serving as the Interim Fire Chief since O’Conor’s departure.

Chief Murphy has been with the Department since 1997, beginning as a Firefighter/EMT and working his way up the ranks to Firefighter/Paramedic, Assistant Fire Marshal/Lieutenant, and Battalion Chief. Since 2012, he has served as the Assistant Fire Chief of Training and Special Operations.

Murphy has several degrees including an associate degree in Fire Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Public Safety Administration. He also holds many certifications including Pro Board Fire Officer IV, Georgia Certified Paramedic and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support. He recently earned the designation of “Chief Fire Officer” by the Commission on Professional Credentialing, becoming one of 1,612 CFOs worldwide.

The Peachtree City Fire Department employees 88 men and women from five stations located throughout the city. PTCFD responds to both fire related and emergency medical calls, transporting patients to area hospitals, and conducts a range of other public safety services for the citizens, business owners and visitors of Peachtree City.

The city news release says Fire Chief Murphy’s appointment will continue Peachtree City Fire and Rescue’s mission to provide quality emergency services through community education, prevention, and effective emergency response.