Matt Hinkle is the owner and primary instructor of Box Alarm Training. Matt has been in the fire service for over fourteen 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. With the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; Matt serves as the Lead Advocate for Everyone Goes Home in the State of Mississippi. Currently Matt works as a Senior Instructor with the Mississippi State Fire Academy. Matt has developed and assisted building training programs on the local, state and national level.
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's goal is to help spread knowledge and training to all firefighters.
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.