Robbie Rickard became a career firefighter in 1998. He obtained the operational ranks of Firefighter, Firefighter II, and Firefighter III. Robbie was promoted to Fire Inspector in 2006 and later to Fire Marshal in 2008.
Robbie has been a lifelong resident of Sumter. Robbie and his wife, Suzanne, are members of First Baptist Church of Sumter. Together they have two children Zachary and Aubrey. He enjoys mountain biking, spending time with family, and woodworking in his spare time.