About Mutual Aid

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

Where it all began...
About Ed Hartmann

The creation of Mutual Aid Fire, LLC is truly the culmination of the love that I have for the fire service and education. I have traced my family’s roots in the fire service back to the 1890’s. Frank J. Hartmann Sr. was the founder, president and Chief of the Citizen’s Fire Company in the Cramer Hill Section of Camden, NJ. Today, that area of Camden is covered by Engine 11 of the Camden City Fire Department. I come from a long line of educators; in fact, I have the teaching certificate of my great grandmother, Elizabeth M. Miller, bestowed to her in 1896 by the city of Philadelphia, hanging in my office. This consulting firm is the union of those great family traditions.

• 1980 Joined Gibbsboro Fire Company; Gibbsboro, NJ
• 1982 Joined West End Ambulance and Millersville Fire Company; Millersville, PA
• 1983 Became an EMT
• 1984 Graduated from Millersville University B.S. in Education
• 1984 Hired by Warwick School District as a Technology Teacher
• 1985 Joined Lititz Fire Company; Lititz, PA
• 1986 Became member of training team at Lititz Fire Company
• 1991 Graduated from Millersville University M.Ed. in Education, emphasis in curriculum
• 1991 Elected to the National Board of directors of the Technology Student Association
• 1996 Started Mutual Aid Curricular Services
• 1996 First Client was Liberty Fire Company, New Holland, PA
• 1997 Bowmansville Fire Company came on line with Firefighter Classification
• 1998 Started SOG/SOG product line
• 1999 Started Driver Training product line
• 2000 Started Constitution and By-Laws product line
• 2004 Started Zone 3 Curriculum Project (11 departments)
• 2005 Completed Zone 3 Curriculum Project
• 2005 Life Member of Lititz Fire Company #1
• 2007 Developed Line Officer Training Program
• 2009 Joined Rohrerstown Fire Company
• 2009 Completed Principal Certification at Cabrini College
• 2010 Elected Vice-President of Rohrerstown Fire Company
• 2011 Expanded into Chester County; developed programs for Honey Brook Fire Company
• 2012 Developed programs for Chester County Station 69 Twin Valley Fire Department
• 2018 Developed programs for Berks County, Station 24 Geigertown Fire Company
• 2019 Developed programs for Lancaster County, Station 12 Akron Fire Company
• 2020 Developed programs for Lancaster County, Station 30 Weaverland Valley Fire Department
• 2021 Developed programs for Lancaster County, Station 16 Lincoln Fire Company
• 2021 Developed programs for Lancaster County, Station 29 West Earl Fire Company
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Mission Statement

It is our mission to provide Fire Departments with quality educational materials and services, quality documentation of training, and a “user friendly” management system, resulting in reduced liability exposure, safer fire ground functions, and well trained firefighters capable of handling contemporary firefighting tasks.
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