Eric Hurt New CS Fire ChiefFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
College Station has a new fire chief.
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.EricHurt121713.mp3
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
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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