Matt Hinkle

Matt Hinkle

Matt Hinkle

Matt Hinkle is the owner and primary instructor of Box Alarm Training. Matt has been in the fire service for over thirteen years and served in many positions including: Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Training Officer and Instructor.  Matt started his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter with the Lafayette County Fire Department and later joined the Oxford Fire Department as a career firefighter.  With the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; Matt serves as the Lead Advocate for Everyone Goes Home in the State of Mississippi.  Currently Matt works as a Staff Instructor with the Mississippi State Fire Academy.  Matt has developed and assisted building training programs on the local, state and national level.

Matt has received over 2,000 hours of training in many disciplines including: NFPA 1001-I-II, NFPA 1041 I-II (Instructor), NFPA 1002 (Driver Operator), Hazardous Materials Technician I-II, Rope Rescue Technician I-II, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, Cave Rescue I-II, SARTECH I-II-III, NREMT, Vehicle Extrication I-II, and many more firefighter training courses.  Matt’s goal is to help spread knowledge and training to all firefighters.

4 thoughts on “Matt Hinkle

  1. Dear Matt,

    I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch with you on your website. I am writing from a London based TV Production Company called Barcroft Productions.

    We came across some footage I believe links you to a rescue where you saved a kitten – very cute! We are currently in development of a series called ‘Frontline Heroes’ which celebrates the work of the emergency services across the globe through UGC, Helmet-cam and interviews with those who witnessed and were part of some heroic and serious rescues.

    We wondered if you might be interested in doing a short Skype interview with us to chat about what you saw that day? Or, if there are any other rescues that you would like to talk about. The interview would only take 20-30 mins maximum, on screen we would cut that to 30-60 seconds. This is for non-broadcast pilot – so will not be transmitted at this stage.

    It would be great to know your thoughts and if this might be of interest.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Many thanks for taking the time to read our request.

    Best wishes,


    Tel: +44 (0)207 033 1032 x325
    Mobile: +44 (0)7762 154679

  2. Hey Mr. Hinkle, I have enjoyed your video’s. And I was wondering if you could come down to Carnes VFD and give us a class, if you have the time. Cause I know you are very bussy.

    Thank you for your time

  3. Hello Mr. Hinkle,
    My name is Gilbert Saiz and am preparing for my driver operator test on 10/20/15 and have watched all of these videos. They are very helpful and very good step by step lessons. I have a quick question for you, is there any website that you have for calculation question that I can try? Something that lets me take pdp, np, or fl question and do my calculations and then see how well I did at very end. Thanks so much for your videos. Let me know if there is such a thing for exam prep pump questions. Thank you

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