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Hurt Named College Station Fire Chief

Career timeline for Chief Hurt

Interim fire chief: June-December 2013
Assistant chief/fire marshal: 2003-2013
Assistant chief/Operations: 1996-2003
Part-time faculty, Blinn College: 1998-2011
Assistant chief of Management Services: 1995-1996
Battalion chief/fire marshal: 1994-1995
Battalion chief/shift commander: 1994
Fire lieutenant/station officer: 1992-1994
Acting fire lieutenant/station officer: 1991-1992
Apparatus operator/driver: 1986-1991
Fire inspector/arson investigator: 1985-1986
Apparatus operator/driver: 1984-1985
Firefighter/EMT: 1981-1984
City of College Station

COLLEGE STATION The interim fire chief for the City of College Station has had "interim" dropped from his title.

Eric Hurt, a 32-year veteran of the College Station Fire Department, had his promotion to the chief's role announced Tuesday. He has been the interim since June when R.B. Alley departed.

“It’s truly an honor to be selected to lead a group as fine as the College Station Fire Department,” Hurt said in a release by the city.

Hurt began at CSFD in 1981 as a firefighter and EMT. He has held a variety of positions within the department, and also served as a part-time faculty member at Blinn College for 13 years. Before taking over as interim chief, Hurt had been serving as an assistant chief and fire marshal since 2003.

“Chief Hurt is a career professional in the fire services industry who has held almost every position in our fire department with distinction,” City Manager Kelly Templin said in the city's announcement. “He’s the right person to oversee such a critical city function during this time of rapid growth in College Station and at Texas A&M. The long-established relationships he holds within Brazos County’s public safety community ensure a high level of continuity for CSFD.”

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