New Shirts are Here!

The new shirts are here! We now have 3 shirts in our online store and each purchase helps support our mission of providing free training resources to firefighters. We even have one shirt created to help fund men’s cancer research and awareness. To see more info about the new shirts you can check them out…

Tactics on Tap!

The first Mississippi Tactics on Tap is coming up this Saturday, July 25th! We will be there discussing the latest fire attack research and tactical recommendations. If you are interested in joining us you can RSVP for the event on the North Mississippi Emerald Society Facebook page. We will start at 5:00pm at the Blind…

Firefighter Combat Challenge – Mississippi

If you are nearby come join us on July 31st for the Firefighter Combat Challenge in Brandon, MS. We have produced a promo video for the event and you can check it out below. For more info you can click here. About Matt HinkleMatt Hinkle is a Staff Instructor at the Mississippi State Fire Academy.…

About Matt Hinkle

Matt Hinkle is a Staff Instructor at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. He has over twelve years of experience in the fire service and has served in many positions throughout his career including; Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Training Officer and Instructor. He has designed local and state training curriculums, coordinated regional training events, and assisted in the development of national training programs. During his service Matt has received several awards including: Firefighter of the Year (Lafayette County Fire Department), Fire Officer of the Year Finalist (MS Burn Association), Medal of Valor (MS Burn Association), and a Letter of Commendation (City of Oxford). Matt has received over 2,000 hours of technical training in many disciplines including: NFPA 1001-I-II (Firefighter I-II), NFPA 1002 (Driver/Operator), NFPA 1041-I-II (Instructor), Hazardous Materials Technician I-II, Rope Rescue Technician I-II, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, Vehicle Extrication I-II, Search and Rescue Technician I-II-III, EMT-B, and Cave Rescue I-II.

FD Leatherworks Review

I recently purchased an FD Leatherworks chinstrap and decided to shoot a quick review of it. FD Leatherworks makes a ton of different leather products for firefighters like: Radio Straps, Suspenders, Truckman’s Belts and Chinstraps. You can check out the review below and you can also visit their website atĀ www.fdleatherworks.com.