At their monthly meeting on December 14, 2016, the Gloucester Township District #2 Board of Fire Commissioners formally appointed Rick Knight as a Career Firefighter with the department. Rick is a military veteran, having served in the US Army from February 2007 to February 2011, with a 15 month assignment in Iraq. Rick received several commendations during his service, including the Iraq Campaign Medal with Two Campaign Stars, the Army Achievement Medal, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, an Army Good Conduct Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, and a Global War on Terrorism Medal. Rick was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Sergeant.
Rick’s started his fire service career in 2002 as a volunteer firefighter with the Norco Volunteer Fire Company in Pottstown, Pa. Rick also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Phoenixville Fire Department before joining the Chews Landing Fire Department in June 2013.
Rick is a Pro Board Certified FFII, and is trained to the Haz-Mat Operations Level. He is CPR Certified, and has Incident Management I-400 level training, along with Basic and Heavy Vehicle Rescue, RIT Training and numerous other fire training courses. Rick has also completed college courses in Fire Investigation, Building Construction, Introduction to Fire Science, Fire Protection Systems and Fire Department Organization and Management. Rick is also a qualified interior firefighter with the Chews Landing Fire Department, and a Rescue and Tower Operator.
Rick possesses an Associate’s Degree from Montgomery County Community College in Fire Science, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Holy Family University in Public Safety Administration.
The oath of office was administered by Solicitor Dave Carlamere, and Rick’s wife Cameo proudly pinned the badge on Rick. Please join us in welcoming Rick to the family and wishing him the best of luck for a long and healthy career with the Chews Landing Fire Department.