Fayette County


Peachtree City names its Newest Fire Chief

Chief John Murphy. Photo: Peachtree City Clerk


PEACHTREE CITY –The City of Peachtree City is proud to announce the appointment of John Clint Murphy as the new Chief of the Peachtree City Fire and Rescue Department effective immediately.

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. Clint 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 employs 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.

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.

By Leah Banks

Leah Banks is a reporter for Fayette News. She graduated from Loyola University - New Orleans with a degree in Journalism in May 2019. As a reporter, she covers mainly Peachtree City and Tyrone areas. Leah has an interest in community outreach as well as local initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels and listening to jazz music. Leah can be reached at leah@fayette-news.net.