American Fire Apparel – December Giveaway

It’s time for another American Fire Apparel giveaway. We will select one random winner by the end of today (December 7, 2015). To enter the drawing go to our Facebook Page and look for the post: www.facebook.com/boxalarmtraining The winner will get to select any item in stock on American Fire Apparel’s online store. Check it…

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Firefighters 2015

It’s that time of year and we have released our Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Firefighters. Below you will see several different products and links to find each. #10 – Firefighter Apparel This is not the cringe while you look at cheesy firefighter apparel gift. I personally own apparel from the three brands below and recommend…

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale! Check out our online store for the deals we are offering on Black Friday. 10% OFF ALL SHIRTS 10% OFF ALL STICKERS To check out our online store and shop the Black Friday Sales CLICK HERE. 

Product Giveaway – American Fire Apparel

American Fire Apparel has decided to support our training mission and will be giving away a free item on our Facebook page today! The winner will get a chance to select any item from American Fire Apparel and they will send it straight to you. To enter the contest make sure you go over to…

Movember is Here!

As many of you know firefighters are at an increased risk of developing many forms of cancer. November has become the month for men to raise cancer awareness and this movement has been largely credited to Movember. The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions…

Why are we here?

As “one of those firefighter Social Media pages” I feel like I should share with all of you why Box Alarm Training even exists. It is pretty amazing to see the sheer volume of Facebook pages now dedicated to firefighting, training, and overall firemanship. I know things can become very cloudy and hard to sort…

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.

Matt Hinkle YouTube

Box Alarm Training on YouTube – 700,000 Views

THANK YOU! Box Alarm Training started as a YouTube channel that evolved into a full network of training resources and courses. We greatly appreciate all of the support you all have given us over the last few years. We have a lot planned for upcoming videos and product reviews and can’t wait to get them…

Baltimore Burning

Baltimore Burning

Baltimore Burning Firefighters have been busy fighting fires all over the city started by rioters “protesters”. At one point rioters even cut the supply line at a working fire. We have several videos below for you to view:  

Indy on Fire!

Indy on Fire! FDIC 2015

We had a great time attending the Indy on Fire party put on by The Fire Critic, Wooden Ladders and Iron Firemen, The Model City Firefighter and Firefighter Wife. Several sponsors helped make the event possible including: TECGEN, Spartan, Black Diamond, FireCam, Viking, Titan, and Engine Company Apparel. If you have never attended it is worth…

New High-Rise Pack Innovation – QuickLay Fire Attack

QuickLay Fire Attack has introduced their brand new Attack Pack and Lay Pack for the American Fire Service. I had an awesome opportunity to meet and talk with Sebastian Jacobs, the Managing Director of QLFA, about his innovative high-rise pack system. Sebastian is from Australia and developed this high-rise pack after seeing the “Cleveland Load”…

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.