Lexington Fire Department, KY
Arthur Ashley has been a firefighter since 1986. He has been with the City of Lexington, Kentucky for over twenty-four years, and assigned to both engine and ladder companies. Arthur is currently a captain assigned to Ladder Company 1 in downtown Lexington, the thirty-fourth busiest firehouse in the U.S. He is an FDIC hands-on training instructor as well as a classroom presenter. Captain Ashley is a Kentucky level two instructor and is a Kentucky State Fire School instructor, as well as an instructor with Lexington Fire Training Academy.Read More...
He travels throughout the state of Kentucky and around the country teaching hands-on training sessions and speaking on leadership and crew management. Captain Ashley is a co-creator and administrator of Truckie-Talk, a social media based training page focused on passing along training tips and highlighting the rich tradition of the fire service. He is an instructor for Truckie-Talk Training and Task Force 1, Inc.
This workshop is geared towards aggressive truck work from all positions on the truck. Good ladder companies train and understand all the jobs that are associated with truck work. However, being aggressive is a must to being successful. Being aggressive is "old school" and everyone assigned to a position on the truck should remember where truck work came from and why. In this session you will learn the positions and how to streamline your response off the apparatus with your assignment. Crews that train together, succeed together. Positions like outside vent firefighter, irons, can man, roof man, chauffeur and officer will be discussed. All positions working together with an aggressive understanding of truck work will exemplify excellence.