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The SYCUANFIRE.COM and GEHOTSHOTS.ORG Web sites were expired in 2010 I am archiving CHIEF MURPHY's biography and a couple of his fire-fighting career programs here for the GEHS historical record.
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The SYCUANFIRE.COM website was designed and built from scratch by GARY G. BALLARD on a Mac®, System 10.4, using Adobe GoLive®8, Adobe® Creative Suite 3.
I am letting the WWW.SYCUANFIRE.COM and WWW.GEHOTSHOTS.ORG hosting expire as such they have been erased from the Internet. A mountain range of creative work (hundreds of fire department Web pages and thousands of fire department pictures) have been lost, but that is the way things go sometimes, I guess.
June 8, 2008:
GEHS IHC Division Chief Ray Ruiz Sr. resigned from the Sycuan Fire Department to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Ruiz's active leadership and participation on producing the SYCUANFIRE and GEHOTSHOTS web sites will be greatly missed by the founding webmaster best of luck to you, Ray.
February 28, 2008:
Uploaded SYCUANFIRE.COM under leadership and inspiration was provided by GEHS DIVISION CHIEF RAYMOND RUIZ SR.
October 12, 2007:
Funding for GEHOTSHOTS.ORG was hit and miss since my last post, but we managed to grow the site by working on our own time, including Ray and Juan paying for my time out of their own pockets, and some work on the Sycuan-BIA clock. I am happy to say I am back to work on the clock and look forward to completing old pages and building new pages.
April 14, 2005:
GEHOTSHOTS.ORG was uploaded with a contracted budget to build a basic website, up to 25 pages. The site's principal leadership and inspiration was provided by Battalion Chief RAYMOND RUIZ SR, with an active participation by Lead Captain 63a JUAN MENDEZ.
Original crew site www.handcrew.com consisted of one SPEC Home Page and was built and uploaded by G BALLARD. We never got a budget and the site was expired after the initial one-year server subscription.
April 23, 2010
Dear staff, families and fire fighters,
What a thrill it has been for me serving your community, and being a part of Chief Murphy's fire fighting programs.
After 20 years with Sycuan, I can tell you it has been a meaningful and life-changing experience for me.
I've archived a few pages of your blogs, movies and pictures on KUMEYAAY.INFO to preserve the historical record.
Very truly yours,
GARY G. BALLARD
Please CONTACT SYCUAN FIRE DEPARTMENT for more information: www.sycuanfire.com | www.gehotshots.org