Ron Ritchey began his career with the National Fire Sprinkler Association after retiring from the Lafayette Indiana Fire Department with 23 years of service, sixteen of those years as Assistant Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau. He is now responsible for membership and legislative services for the five-state Great Lakes Region and presents training seminars throughout the country on water-based fire protection systems.
Mr. Ritchey holds numerous state and national certifications, and his education includes earning an Associate’s Degree in Public Safety and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He has developed and presented many training seminars for code officials, code consultants, building owners, design professionals, and fire sprinkler contractors throughout the country and currently serves on the International Fire Code Fire Code Interpretation Committee (FCIC) and served as Co-Chairman for the Fire Inspectors Association of Indiana’s (FIAI) Building and Fire Code Committees.
Ron is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the International Code Council, numerous fire chief and fire inspector associations, and is a NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Instructor.
Mr. Ritchey has received a number of awards and recognitions from both state and local organizations and has served on and chaired various technical code committees representing the fire service.