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Jeremy Hurd
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  • Lake Worth, FL
  • United States
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Lives in:
Lake Worth, FL
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Lack of a Succession Plan
Lack of a Mentorship Plan
Retiring lots of firefighters and losing experience
The need to be cross-trained in many areas due to the variety of areas we cover
Professional Qualifications:
Bachelors in Youth Ministries
Associates in Fire Science
Fire Instructor III
Fire Inspector I
Fire Investigator I
Firefighter and Paramedic certified
Fire Officer I and II
Topics you provide training for:
Healthcare Provider, ACLS, and PALS
Company Officer / Leadership
Course Delivery and Design (Instructor I and II)
Strategy and Tactics
Fire Inspector and Investigator Series
Areas of expertise:
Fire/EMS training
Officer Development
I began my working career as a teacher and then became a non-profit fundraiser and event planner. I finally lucked out and got the best job in the world which I have been doing for over 10 years. I started as a firefighter/EMT and soon finished my paramedic schooling. Now I am a Captain with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue where I work in a dual role that assists the Training Division and the Rescue Office. I teach many classes for the fire service, but my focus is on mentoring, leadership, and Officer Development classes. I have a wife, Tammie, and 4 teenagers: Cortney, Trey, Alyssa, and Kaitlyn. I spend as much time with them as possible because I know the moments are fleeting. I began the chaplain program for PBCFR in March of 2008, and I am an instructor for the Federation of Fire Chaplains. I want to help other departments either begin a successful chaplain program or grow their current program to reach its full potential.

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Chaos Projected, Saviors Needed

Post-9/11 and the global financial crisis, the field of risk management in terms of the financial sector has boomed and transformed from an unknown niche to an in-demand specialty. Saving people’s money, however, only remains possible when there’s people to have said money; saving people is just as needed. With a Master of Science in Public Safety Administration (MSPSA), you can take…


Posted on April 27, 2015 at 12:30pm

Friendly Fire: How Master's of Public Health Use Fire to Our Advantage

Fire has long fascinated humanity. One of the first stories we’re told in grade school is how man’s discovery of fire allowed our species to survive and become the exceptionally advanced group we are today. But this love affair with fire has flickered out some in the…


Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:00am

Fire Engineering: Do You Like The Sound of That?

The web was set ablaze when two George Mason University engineering students discovered that sound could be used to extinguish fires. The myriad ways to stifle one of nature’s most compelling forces has fascinated humans as much as causing them has, and new developments shine light on the complex and necessary field dedicated to creating these solutions. Viet Tran and Seth…


Posted on April 26, 2015 at 7:30pm

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