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Richmond Volunteer Fire Department remembers past chief Rick Frost

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The Richmond Volunteer Fire Department announced the unexpected passing of Rick Frost, a former Fire Chief and Commissioner who played a pivotal role in advancing the department. Frost’s leadership brought significant improvements, including round-the-clock advanced life support and modern fire-fighting equipment, ensuring better safety for the community.


Under Frost’s guidance, the department saw several key achievements, such as the revival of the Firemen’s Carnival and the initiation of the Ontario County Christmas Convoy, demonstrating his dedication to both the department and the community at large. Known for his mentorship, Frost nurtured future leaders within the agency, leaving a lasting impact.

As the community and the department remember Frost’s contributions, details about the arrangements will be shared soon. The department, along with Frost’s family, Jess and Jan, remain in the thoughts of many during this difficult time.