Matt Hinkle is the owner and primary instructor of Box Alarm Training. Matt has been in the fire service for over fifteen years and served in many positions including Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Training Officer, and Instructor. Matt started his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter with the Lafayette County Fire Department and later joined the Oxford Fire Department as a career firefighter. Currently, Matt works as a Senior Instructor with the Mississippi State Fire Academy. Since the creation of Box Alarm Training in 2010 Matt’s YouTube Channel, Website, and Facebook Page has received over 2 Million views.
Matt has received over 2,000 hours of training in many disciplines including: NFPA 1001-I-II, NFPA 1041 I-II (Instructor), NFPA 1002 (Driver Operator), Hazardous Materials Technician I-II, Rope Rescue Technician I-II, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, Cave Rescue I-II, SARTECH I-II-III, NREMT, Vehicle Extrication I-II, and many more firefighter training courses. Matt received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Mississippi and is currently a third-year student in the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program.