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Published:June 4th, 2007 07:53 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Doug Murphy Author of Mutual Aid

Judyth Piazza chats with Doug Murphy Author of Mutual Aid

By Leon (Producer) Leon


While he was born in Illinois, Doug moved with his family to Vero Beach, Florida at the age of eleven." He has worked on an ambulance in some capacity since 1973, when he joined the Indian River Volunteer Ambulance Squad, and has been a paramedic with Indian River County since 1989." Doug is married to Marcia and between them; they have three adult children and one granddaughter." He now lives in Sebastian, Florida with Marcia and their three dogs."

Aside from his normal duties with the county`s fire rescue system, Doug is also the Incident Commander of Indian River County`s Special Needs Shelter." This is a job he took over just prior to the hurricanes of 2004." He is also a member of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), FL-6, which is based in Orlando." It was with this organization that he assisted with the recovery effort in Wachula, Florida after Hurricane Charlie in 2004, Kiln, Mississippi and New Orleans after Hurricane`s Katrina and Rita in 2005."

Mutual Aid is Doug`s second novel, the first one being Occupational Hazard." Occupational Hazard was written as a fictionalized version of his life, with many of the stories portrayed being based on real situations Doug has experienced." While Mutual Aid is entirely fiction, it does have basis in his professional and personal life.

As for where to find the book, below is the website for

You can also find it on
as well as many other on-line websites." I also, of course, have copies myself to sell. The ISBN# for the paperback (978-0-595-42823-6), hard back (978-0-595-68190-7), or electronic (978-0-595-87161-2).