Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Eric Hurst
  • Male
  • Littleton, CO
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Groups (6)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos (16)

Eric Hurst's Friends

  • Brian Brush
  • Steven D. "Smitty" Smith
  • Frank Viscuso
  • Scott Eckels
  • Chris Piepenburg

Eric Hurst's Groups


Eric Hurst's Page

Latest Activity

Eric Hurst posted a video

South Metro Unscripted Episode 13

On January 1, 2018, the Cunningham Fire Protection District unified with South Metro Fire Rescue. Take a ride with Engine Company 61 around their first due a...
Feb 26, 2018
Eric Hurst posted a video

South Metro Unscripted Episode 12

On December 11, 2017, Firefighter Todd Hennessy was riding on Engine Company 44 when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. His crew of fellow firefighters stop...
Feb 16, 2018
Eric Hurst posted a video

South Metro Unscripted Episode 11

New cancer prevention protocols are being rolled out at South Metro Fire Rescue during February and March of 2018 to help reduce the exposure to cancer causi...
Feb 6, 2018
Eric Hurst posted a video

South Metro Unscripted Episode 10

On this episode of South Metro Unscripted we ride along with Probationary Firefighter Stensvad during her first day working as a firefighter on Tower 32.
Dec 13, 2017
Eric Hurst posted a video

South Metro Unscripted Episode 9

Thursday November 2, 2017 marked the end of an era in SMFR history. Fire Station 32, located on the corner of Orchard Road and Quebec Street, has officially ...
Nov 2, 2017
Eric Hurst posted a video

South Metro Unscripted Episode 7

Next to preventing fires from starting, pre-planning for them is the next best thing. SMFR Risk Reduction Specialists explain how residents and firefighters ...
Oct 13, 2017

Profile Information

Lives in:
Littleton, Colorado
South Metro Fire Rescue
Public Information Officer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Blue Card Instructor, NAED EMD, EFD, Communications Center Manager, APCO Communications Training Officer, Communications Supervisor
Topics you provide training for:
Social Media, Photography, Public Information Officer skills, Incident Dispatch Teams, Blue Card
Areas of expertise:
Digital photography, videography, social media management, on-camera interviews, incident dispatching, fire communications.
With a pinch of millennial ingenuity and a dash of traditional fire service values, Eric Hurst has created a new recipe for success in public information. His 3 years of experience as a PIO certainly doesn't make him a veteran but his achievements in that short time are impressive.

Although major incidents often trend on social media due to their widely visible nature and witnesses with smartphones in hand; few PIO's have personally created trending hashtags and viral video. Eric's local breaking news coverage has been featured on The Weather Channel, CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Inside Edition, ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates across the nation. In 2016 Eric was presented with a Distinguished Service Award for the international spotlight his fire district received after firefighters rescued a horse.

Eric is an internationally published photographer with images featured in text books, retail calendars, Firehouse Magazine, FireRescue Magazine, on the cover of Fire Apparatus Journal, FireEngineering Magazine and the German Feuerwehr Fachjournal. Eric's severe weather photography has been featured by National Geographic.

Eric's creative eye has rejuvenated public safety education by mixing timely news and information into an entertaining reality based video production. His webisode series called "Unscripted" drew the attention of news media within hours of the first episode being published. They were so impressed by the content that they featured it on the evening news as a recommendation for their viewers to watch.

Eric's on camera presence is both serious and genuine, always staying on focus with the facts but not afraid to talk about emotion and feelings to engage the audience and ensure his soundbites are broadcasted.

All of these things directly promote Eric's fire district in the most professional manner possible.
Web site:

Eric Hurst's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Fire Engineering Training Community to add comments!

Join Fire Engineering Training Community

At 10:02pm on August 14, 2011, Brian Brush said…
Right in Eric, hope that you will be posting your photos.
At 9:08pm on August 14, 2011, Bobby Halton said…
Eric, one of my sons moved to your town last week, he loves it.

Policy Page


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page HERE. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts


Sons of the Flag


Sons of the Flag


1-877-497-3973 (Toll Free)
or 1-760-454-8852

Check out the schedule of

© 2019   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service