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Eric Hurt New CS Fire Chief

College Station has a new fire chief.

Image of Eric Hurt courtesy of the City of College Station

Image of Eric Hurt courtesy of the City of College Station

Eric Hurt, who has been with the department for thirty-two years and served in almost every job position, has been interim chief since the retirement of R.B. Alley in June.

Click below to listen to Fire Chief Eric Hurt’s visit with WTAW’s Kat McMullen.

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Additional information courtesy of the City of College Station:

New fire chief announced for College Station

Eric Hurt has been named fire chief for the City of College Station.

Hurt is a 32-year veteran of College Station Fire Department and has served as interim chief since June, following the retirement of R.B. Alley.

City Manager Kelly Templin announced Chief Hurt’s promotion to the department and the entire organization Tuesday morning.

“Chief Hurt is a career professional in the fire services industry who has held almost every position in our fire department with distinction,” Templin said.  “He’s the right person to oversee such a critical city function during this time of rapid growth in College Station and at Texas A&M.  The long-established relationships he holds within Brazos County’s public safety community ensure a high level of continuity for CSFD.”

Career timeline for Chief Hurt

Interim fire chief:                                           June-December 2013

Assistant chief/fire marshal:                          2003-2013

Assistant chief/Operations:                            1996-2003

Part-time faculty, Blinn College:                    1998-2011

Assistant chief of Management Services:      1995-1996

Battalion chief/fire marshal:                          1994-1995

Battalion chief/shift commander:                  1994

Fire lieutenant/station officer:                       1992-1994

Acting fire lieutenant/station officer:            1991-1992

Apparatus operator/driver:                            1986-1991

Fire inspector/arson investigator:                  1985-1986

Apparatus operator/driver:                            1984-1985

Firefighter/EMT:                                             1981-1984

Chief Hurt holds a number of industry certifications and is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program offered by the National Fire Academy.

He also holds a bachelor’s degree with Fire Administration Emphasis from University of Western Illinois and an associate degree in Fire Science from Blinn College.

“It’s truly an honor to be selected to lead a group as fine as the College Station Fire Department,” Hurt said.

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Posted by on Dec 17 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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