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RICK "RETIRED" FRITZ former B/C of training H.P.F.D.

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Scott C. Peterson and Rick Fritz are now friends
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Rick Fritz posted a status
"Hey I need some photos."
Aug 28, 2016
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"Hey How's the homelesssguy?"
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Leatherheads

A group composed of those members who wear or want to wear the traditional leather fire helmet!
May 27, 2015
Rick Fritz added a discussion to the group Tools and Equipment
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Radio strap

What are the pro's and con's of using a radio strap?Rick FritzSee More
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"Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations

Engine Company work is often viewed as easy or not as fulfilling as "Truck Company work". This is absolutely not the case and some very "high speed" Engine Companies go to work everyday in very tough and arduous environments. They are only successful by relying on their relentless training, personal experiences and hunger to progress in the engine world.This group is geared toward Engine Company tactics that use "outside the box" thinking to accomplish. Its purpose is to exchange information…See More
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TRADE YA

Without getting ridiculous, a place to swap patches, helmets, fronts, t-shirts, other memoribilia
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Leatherheads

A group composed of those members who wear or want to wear the traditional leather fire helmet!
Aug 23, 2013
Rick Fritz replied to Larry Glover's discussion Basic Tools vs. New Demolition Tools? in the group Tools and Equipment
"You can't beat our tools. They were designed by firefighters for firefighters. . A well trained FF with a good set  of Irons is unstoppable.   Rick Fritz High Point Fire Dept. (ret) Author-Tools of the Trade Firefighting Hand Tools…"
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"Nice flat head axe, 6 or 8 pounder?"
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Suburban Fire Tactics

Suburban Fire Tactics is a forum to research, document and share the challenges and solutions encountered by firefighters and fire department administrators operating in urban interfaces.Suburban Fire Tactics is not a be-all, cure-all conclusion the the ailements, hazards and challenges that evolve daily in our industry. Just as the science, infrastructure, tools and mentalities change, so should the tactics used to complete our fundamental mission- to save life, mitigage hazards and preserve…See More
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Profile Information

Lives in:
Grove City, Pa
Department:
retired Fire Department
Title/rank:
retired Battalion Chief
Years of public service:
30 plus
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Firefighter safety
Officer training
Professional Qualifications:
• Certified Iowa Firefighter I
• Certified Iowa Fire Instructor I
• Certified North Carolina Firefighter II
• Certified North Carolina Instructor II
• Certified North Carolina Level II HazMat
• Certified Pennsylvania Firefighter I
• Certified Pennsylvania Instructor I
• Certified Illinois Firefighter II
• Certified Illinois Instructor I
• Certified Hazardous Materials Specialist
• Former EMT-A, EMT-I.
• Certified NIMS IMS instructor, FEMA/DHS 2005
• Certified OSHA 30 hour instructor
• Former adjunct instructor Iowa State University Fire Service Extension, Ames
• Author of the book Tools of the Trade - Firefighting Hand Tools and Their Use published by Fire Engineering/PennWell Publishing 1997.
• Published articles in Fire Engineering Magazine. 11/97, 12/98, 3/02.
• Advisory Board Member, Fire Engineering Magazine
• Creator/Author of "Tools of the Trade - Fire Fighting Hand Tools and their use, Video #1 Cutting & Striking Tools", produced by Fire Engineering/PennWell Publishing 1999.
• Creator/Author of "Tools of the Trade - Fire Fighting Hand Tools and their use, Video #2 Push/Pull", produced by Fire Engineering/PennWell Publishing 2000.
• Creator/Author of "Tools of the Trade - Fire Fighting Hand Tools and their use, Video #3 Pry Tools", produced by Fire Engineering/PennWell Publishing 2000.
• Creator/Author of "Tools of the Trade - Fire Fighting Hand Tools and their use, Video #4 Power Saws", produced by Fire Engineering/PennWell Publishing 2000.
• FDIC Indianapolis & FDIC West H.O.T. Coordinator
• Advisory Board Member, Guilford Technical Community College Fire Science Program
• High Point Fire Department EMS Liaison Officer
• Formerly certified Iowa EMT-I
• Instructor Tomahawk Fire School
SURVIVOR 30 YEARS WORKING FOR CITY
Topics you provide training for:
FIREFIGHTER I AND II
Fire Officer I,II,III
Fire Instructor I and II
Engine and Truck ops
Areas of expertise:
Recruit training
BASICS
Tools
Engine Co. Ops.
Truck Co. Ops.
Recruit Acadmies
Bio:
Rick Fritz – formerly served as the Battalion Chief of Training for the High Point North Carolina Fire Department. A member of the Fire Service since 1973 he has served in a variety of roles in the Fire service from volunteer through career. He is the author of Tools of the Trade, Firefighting Handtools and their use book and video series. He medically retired in 2008.

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At 7:59am on February 25, 2011, Guido van Herten said…

Hello, saw the add about fire helmets sell. Please contact me with details if there are still helmets avalaible. We are a museum in our firehouse with over more than 410 fire helmets. Looking for more additions.

 

Please contact:

 

Belfeld Fire Department

Guido van Herten

www.brandweerhelmen.nl

 

or info@brandweerhelmen.nl

 

Thanx

 

Guido

At 9:26pm on July 7, 2010, Michael Dombroski said…
Hi Rick

Have sent a friend request through. I'm real keen to find out more about the helmets. I have an international collection and would love to get hold of some of these.

Mike Dombroski
At 2:49pm on July 2, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Also like the lieutenant one with the white shield and the red 8. Can't see the entire company designation. $$? Size?
At 2:46pm on July 2, 2010, Michael Bricault (ret) said…
-Rick I like the leather captain from MFD with the gold on the brim. How much and what size is it?
At 1:36pm on March 2, 2010, Brad Hoff said…
Hello old timer! How's things with you? I saw you posted some interesting photos from FDNY, especially the one of William "Boss" Tweed. I am not sure many people in the fire service today know who he is and what he did. Also I'm looking for more info on one of the historic firefighter strikes in the late 1800's or early 1900's in I believe Boston or NY. You should know I started a group called CHAOS for fun and useful stories. Check it out

Stay safe and don't hurt yourself at nap time!
At 3:17pm on December 12, 2009, Roger Lunt said…
Rick,
I am sorry, I honestly did not know the front of the book would take up so much space. Sorry, Roger
Take Care Brother
At 3:16pm on December 12, 2009, Roger Lunt said…
Hi Rick! So glad you shot me a note. I sent you one earlier but since I am new at this not sure if went to you or who knows where. Before I go any further I want to you to be sure and say howdy to the better half. We can never forget them.
Say, I want you to know I just released the book, Avoiding Fire Department Induced CHAOS. I think I may have mentioned it at FDIC this past year. I am self publishing so far. It only became available this past week and the interest has been very rewarding. Shoot me a mailing address and I will gladly send you a copy. You can email me at lunt@ctitech.com
Well need to go. Stay in touch.
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At 1:20pm on October 27, 2009, Glenn Corbett said…
ThankS, Rick. Great job on your chapter!
At 2:46pm on October 8, 2009, Marla Patterson said…
Thanks Rick! We're pretty excited to see it--great job on your chapter!
At 11:06am on October 7, 2009, Bobby Halton said…
Unreal isn't it!!!!!
 
 
 

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