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Articles by Jason Hurley

About Jason Hurley (6 Articles)
Jay Hurley is a 17 year veteran of the fire service, working as Fire Chief of a suburban department in Georgia. As a student of the fire service, Jay has undergone training in multiple areas, as well as being a graduate of Firefighters Laboring and Mastering Essential Skills, or F.L.A.M.E.S., and the Georgia Smoke Diver Program. Hurley serves as a member of multiple fire service organizations including the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, and acts as a Task Force Leader for Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force 6 in NW Georgia. He has been an instructor at the Metro Atlanta Firefighters Conference, and a HOT Instructor at FDIC since 2017. Jay is currently working on a degree in Fire Service Administration, and is Co-founder of “Do Your Part Training”.

Playing God

August 17, 2018 // 4 Comments

Reading social media these days can be a challenge. There are multiple pages set aside for nothing more than invoking a tactical debate, over a 5-second video. What good do [...]

Perfection

July 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Vince Lombardi says “perfect practice, makes perfect”. As much as I love Vince, it’s almost hypocritical to call what he did, perfection. Lombardi failed to [...]

Participation Trophies

June 16, 2018 // 2 Comments

I’m sure this will be a polarizing topic, but if nothing else I’m honest, so here it goes….time in the fire service does not entitle you to anything but benefits. [...]

Do Your Part

May 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

A simple concept, yet the vast majority of the service fails to recognize its simplicity. We are a whole. The Firefighters, Company Officers, Chief Officers, Government [...]

Service

July 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

As firefighters, we are asked to provide many types of services. Firefighting, EMS, hazardous materials, rescue, and other tasks that are usually menial. We respond when [...]

Decisions

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Our daily lives are completely reliant on decisions. Before we awaken, we have made a decision. Are we rising early to prepare for the day, or did we decide to sleep late and [...]