Agressive Truck Company Operations

This class is geared toward aggressive truck work from all positions on the truck. Good ladder companies train and understand all the jobs that associated with truck work, however, being aggressive is a must to be successful.

Being aggressive is “old school” and all persons assigned to a position on the truck should remember where truck work came from and why.

In this class you will learn the positions and how to streamline your response off the apparatus with your assignment. Crews that train together, succeed together.

Positions like OVM, Irons, Can Man, Roof Man, Chauffeur and Officer will be discussed. All positions working together with an aggressive understanding of truck work will exemplify excellence.


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Arthur Ashley

Arthur has been a firefighter since 1986. He has been with the City of Lexington, Kentucky for over 24 years, assigned to both engine and ladder companies.  Arthur is a Captain assigned to Ladder Company 1 in downtown Lexington, the 34th busiest firehouse in the U.S.  He is an FDIC HOT instructor as well as a classroom presenter.  Capt. Ashley is a Kentucky Level II Instructor and is a Kentucky State Fire School instructor, an instructor with Lexington Fire Training Academy.  He 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. He is an instructor for Truckie-Talk Training and Task Force 1, Inc.