Ron Richards
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  • Forest City, PA
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
President / Administrator / Commissioner
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Task Force 1
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Forest City Fire Department, Forest City, PA
Hyattsville VFD, PG County, MD
My Training:
BS - Fire Service Administration
National Fire Academy
PA State Fire Academy
PA Department of Corrections Academy
University of Scranton
About Me:
Chief Ronald Richards has over 30 years of fire service experience, both career and volunteer. Chief Richards recently retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having served as a Fire Marshal and Fire and Safety Specialist. Prior to retiring Chief Richards was assigned to the office of Criticial Incident Management to assist with the implementation of NIMS and ICS. He currently serves as the Fire Chief at Browndale Fire Company in Wayne County, PA. Richards graduated from the State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration. He is a PA State Fire Instructor and is the CEO of Task Force 1, Inc. In 2000, he founded, a heavily traveled emergency services news and information website.
Day Job:
CEO/President -Task Force 1, Inc.
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At 7:07pm on March 5, 2009, The Outlaw Firefighter said…
Hey Ron!! How ya been? Hope things are good!
At 3:12pm on February 7, 2009, Jason Walters said…
Good to hear from you Ron, looks like you and the Clifford boys are keeping busy.
At 2:44pm on February 7, 2009, chuck thorne said…
Hi Ron been keeping up with you guys in the up valley. Still like to see what my friends are doing and how busy you are. Thanks for the add.
At 7:47am on February 4, 2009, Denise Co 29 said…
Welcome to the Nation from Berks County, Pa. Stay Safe!!!
At 5:28pm on February 3, 2009, Filiberto Rodriguez said…

Welcome to the family where the language and reasoning important the Border is not in our work is to save lives regardless of color, religion or social position, much less. The important thing in our work does not need language to communicate, or borders to help.
Greetings from Mexico.
you’re new friend Filiberto.

At 4:09pm on February 3, 2009, Allen Howard said…
Welcome to FireFighter Nation. You're hired... wait sorry. I saw the resume. Stay safe.

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