Arthur Ashley talks about performing “truck work” at fire scene when no ladder truck is present while also being prepared to take on a multitude of other fireground responsibilities.
Presented by Arthur Ashley
Arthur Ashley has been a firefighter since 1986. He has been with the City of Lexington, (KY) Fire Department for 26 years, assigned to both engine, special operations and ladder companies. Arthur is a Captain assigned to Ladder Company 1 in downtown Lexington, the 34th busiest firehouse in the U.S. Arthur is a Kentucky Level II Instructor and is a Kentucky State Fire School instructor, an instructor with Lexington Fire Training Academy. Arthur travels throughout the state of Kentucky and around the country teaching hands on training sessions and speaking on leadership and crew management. Captain Ashley is a co-creator and administrator of Truckie Talk, a social media based training page focused on passing along training tips and highlighting the rich tradition of the fire service. Captain Ashley is an instructor for Truckie-Talk, Task Force 1, and Take The Door Training. Arthur’s strong belief in doing the right thing fuels his passion for the greatest job in the world.
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