Instructor Ric jorge

Ric Jorge is a 24year career firefighter with Palm Beach County. As a national and state certified instructor over the last 14 years he teaches for his department (PBCFR has 50 firehouses covering 746,000 citizens). Ric has developed and delivered several department wide trainings, and served on many committees.

Ric has delivered lectures and H.O.T. classes Nationally, and Internationally (Ecuador Fire Academy S.A.), as well as teaching at several well known fire conferences annually across the country: Indiana (FDIC), Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo, Fire Rescue East (Daytona), Orlando Fire Conference, Metro Atlanta Fire Conference, 50th State Fire Conference (Hawaii), Florida State Fire Academy, and Firehouse Expo (Baltimore), Great Florida Fire School, Texas Fire Educators Conference, Berks County Fire Symposium (Penn.), Command Officer Boot Camp (Pensacola, Fl.)

Ric has developed several courses, two of which have drawn national interest (Impact This: Forcing Impact resistant Openings, & The Monster Within: Tactical Resiliency Training).

Ric is published in book chapters (Pennwell “FF 1 & 2 Training Book”, Dave Dodson & John Normans book “The Art of Reading Buildings”), and has also authored articles for publication in magazines (Fire Engineering and 1st Responder), newsletters (Fire Department Training Network), and on line blogs (The Back-step Firefighter). Ric Jorge can be contacted at and some of his work can be found on FaceBook under “Tactical Resiliency Training” (YouTube Video)

Teaching: Victories Do Not Come By Accident