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Rick Kramer


Captain Rick “Spider” Kramer



Year Joined


I joined this department when we moved into this area, because of my love of the fire service and a way to serve this community. Being a volunteer Firefighter is not an easy task as we are held to a different level of professionalism
I started with the McHenry Area Rescue Squad as a medic from 1973 to 1979 Served with The Pueblo West Fire Department in Colorado from 1979 to 1985 held the rank of Captain I continue because its a part of me and my family.

My advice, its not an easy job to complete there has to be a level of commitment and an understanding of this service and the chain of command and most definitely dedication