You can feel safe around Rick. His areas of responsibility are almost always related to safety, protection or prevention of some kind. He works with the County Employer Group (CEG) on safety training AND occasionally helps out with the Traffic Safety Outreach program, and still occasionally conducts training and exercises for local government officials to help them respond to natural and man-made threats. He is even involved in some disaster mitigation programs. However, if you are a fish, pheasant or other wild thing, you may NOT be safe hanging around this guy. He and his wife Julie recently started a new hobby of welcoming grandchildren into the world, and hope to do more of that in the coming years.