Arthur Ashley 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.