Assistant Fire Chief Lawrence Murphy has been a firefighter with the City of Wheeling since September 1978 and serves as a duty chief with the department’s “A Platoon.”
In his 39 years, Assistant Chief Murphy has worked at every station in the city and earned his EMT Certification from Ohio Valley General Hospital.
A lifelong firefighter, Assistant Chief Murphy worked his way up through the ranks. He was promoted to Fire Engineer in 1983, Lieutenant in 1990 and Captain in 1995.
He has served as an Assistant Chief in the Suppression Division since January 2001.
He also served as President of the Wheeling Professional Firefighters Local 12 Union for 16 years.