Rick Hartzog has served as Assistant Chief of Administration since June of 2010. Asst. Chief Hartzog began his career with the department in January of 1991 as a firefighter. He served as a Lieutenant and Battalion Chief prior to being appointed Assistant Chief.
Asst. Chief Hartzog is a member of the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association. He earned his Associate’s degree in Fire Science from Polk State College, is a graduate of Florida State University’s Certified Public Manager program, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of South Florida. He is also certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).