USAR Chief Endrikat
I am honored to announce that Chief Fred Endrikat from Philadelphia Fire Departmentís Special Operations Command has accepted the position Chief of Urban Search & Rescue Branch with the Operations Division of the Response Directorate at FEMA Headquarters. Chief Endrikat will lead the FEMA National US&R Program beginning October 12, 2010.
Chief Endrikat has participated in the National US&R Program since its inception and served as both the National Operations Group Chair and National Task Force Leaders Representative. For many years, Fred served as a Task Force Leader for PA-TF1 and was the Operations Section Chief on Incident Support Teams for many years. His assignments have included major US&R response operations including the 911 World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina responses. Fred brings a wealth of operational and administrative US&R experience to the FEMA Response Management Team. Please join the US&R Program Office staff in welcoming Chief Endrikat to his new position.
On a personal note,
Thank you chief for all you have done for PFD SOC. Over the past 36 years you defined what dedication and service is all about. An irreplaceable loss for the PFD. Good luck in your new position.
Congrats Chief! Hopefully he can improve the FEMA USAR Teams.
Congradulations Chief...We wish you the best of luck.