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By David Martin

Firefighter named Volunteer of the Year


April 15, 2021

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Tom Murphy holds his Volunteer of the Year award during a recent visit to the Green River Chamber of Commerce. While most know him through is service to the Green River Fire Department, Murphy has been involved in several charitable initiatives.

For more than 22 years, Tom Murphy has worked to make Green River a better place.

More most, especially Green River's youth, Murphy is known for his work as a volunteer firefighter with the city's fire department. Hundreds of children have heard him talk about fire safety in the city's schools and at public events.

Murphy said it isn't unusual for a child to walk up to him and tell them how much they remember from his presentations. Murphy recalls one child getting so excited when seeing him after a fire safety talk they ran up to him and gave him a tight hug as the child's parents tried t...

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