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

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Lives in:
Grove City, Pa
retired Fire Department
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
Topics you provide training for:
Fire Officer I,II,III
Fire Instructor I and II
Engine and Truck ops
Areas of expertise:
Recruit training
Engine Co. Ops.
Truck Co. Ops.
Recruit Acadmies
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 8:59am 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







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 4:17pm on December 12, 2009, Roger Lunt said…
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 4:16pm 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
Well need to go. Stay in touch.

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 12:14pm on January 11, 2009, Tom Craig said…
I had a lot of good times there as a kid. My uncle had a boat and his son and I used to take it to the lake on weekends. It has changed a lot since then. It seems much more a private lake than it used to be.
At 6:59pm on January 10, 2009, Brian Mohr said…
I will do that.
At 11:37am on January 9, 2009, Denise Smith said…
Hi Rick,
Glad to hear about the pump - I hope it works well.
Looking forward to seeing you and Cathy at Indy.

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