Mr. Rick Rifley

Phone: 352-671-4765


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Emergency Management, Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Concentrations Fire Service Administration and Homeland Security University of Alaska Fairbanks Associate of Applied Science, Fire Science, Municipal Fire Control University of Alaska Fairbanks Associate of Applied Science, Fire Science, Hazardous Materials Control University of Alaska Fairbanks IFSAC Firefighter I IFSAC Firefighter II IFSAC Fire Instructor I IFSAC Fire Officer I IFSAC Advanced Aircraft Firefighter Advanced Police Officer EMT III Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher Emergency Fire Dispatcher FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 FEMA Professional Development Series Order of the Sword & Shield Honor Society for Emergency Managers

Mr. Rick Rifley

Welcome to the First Responder course!


My name is Rick Rifley, I have over 34 years of public safety experience in structural, aircraft, and wildland firefighting, law enforcement, advanced EMS, hazardous materials, and 911 telecommunications. My career started when I was 14 as a Fire Explorer in the Seattle area. I have been a volunteer and career firefighter in Washington and Alaska. 


In addtion to my own training, I have been a certified public safety instructor for over 30 years. In addition to the First Responder program, I have taught Hazardous Materials Awareness for 14 years at the Alaska State Trooper Academy in Sitka, Alaska. I was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community Technical College law enforcement academy.


Teaching new generations of responders is a passion of mine. I love to see people succeed in our fields. My goal is to prepare each student for the next level of training where they too may earn their certifications in public safety. I look forward to sharing my experiences with each student as they begin their journey to becoming first responders. 



Thank you for being a part of the MTI First Responder program!