Raymond E. Murphy‚ 46‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 16. Murphy‚ a former salesman‚ took a pay cut when he joined the FDNY‚ but he didn’t seem to mind. Firefighting‚ unlike sales‚ meant being able to save lives. As with everything else that Murphy did‚ he threw himself into firefighting with a passion. In his spare time‚ he dedicated himself to home improvement‚ using his carpentry skills to turn an old house into a dream home.