Rick Hartzog, Assistant Chief of Administration

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).