Rick Kane currently serves as the municipal Fire Chief of Manheim Township Fire Rescue (MTFR) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. MTFR is a combination all-hazards response agency with 63 career positions (full and part-time) and 40 active volunteers, operating from 3 stations with a $4,000,000 total operating budget, and protecting a population of 42,000 residents. A 30-year veteran of the fire service, he is registered with the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications as a fire officer IV, fire instructor III, fire investigator and several other operational levels.
Chief Kane holds several degrees in fire science and fire administration and is accredited as a Chief Fire Officer by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He is an Adjunct Instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and instructs for several community colleges where he focuses on fire officer curriculum. He serves on the South-Central Task Force (PA) regional Type 4 Incident Management Team; is the Treasurer for the Safety, Health, and Survival section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs; and serves as the 1st Vice President of the Pennsylvania Career Fire Chiefs Association. Rick was honored in 2011 as the recipient of the Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award, presented by the IAFC.