LODD: Ross Valley Fire Captain Rick Addicks

It is with great sadness that the Marin Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1775 and the Ross Valley Fire Department announce the passing of our beloved brother, Fire Captain Rick Addicks. Captain Addicks succumbed to his battle with occupational-related esophageal cancer on April 12th, 2024, while at home surrounded by his incredible family.

Fire Captain Rick Addicks was 22-year veteran of the fire service, proudly serving the community as a member of the Ross Valley Fire Department, the Town of Ross Fire Department, and as a volunteer for the Stinson Beach Fire Department. In addition to being a career firefighter, Rick was a practicing attorney who specialized in business law having graduated the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Brother Addicks was deeply involved in the fire service here in Marin. He was an Executive Board Member, Shop Steward, and Labor Negotiator for L1775 and the Ross Valley Firefighters Association. He served on the Marin County Urban Search and Rescue Regional Task Force, TF-1, and the OES Water Rescue Team. Rick was also a founding member of the Marin Professional Firefighters Behavioral Health Team and was a trained Peer Supporter, as well as serving on the North Bay Regional Critical Incident Stress Team as a team lead.

Rick was 55 at the time of his passing and he is survived by his wife Kristen Dowd Addicks, his daughter Skye Addicks, his son Casey Addicks, and his mother Carla Addicks. He was diagnosed with occupational cancer less than a year before his passing.

Details of Captain Rick Addicks Memorial Service are included below:

Monday, May 20th, 2024, at 11:00 am

Cavallo Point / Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA 94965

All Fire Service agencies are invited to the celebration.

Preferred Uniform(s): Class A’s (‘Sea of Blue’) or Station Uniforms for On Duty Personnel

  • Apparatus requested to stage along Sommerville Road via Moore Road by 09:30 am
  • Personnel requested to assemble to the east of the Coast Guard Station by 10:00 am

More Information on the event may be found by following the attached QR Code:

Apparatus wishing to attend, please RSVP to Grant Welling at 415-465-4847 or grantmwelling@gmail.com (Please indicate your agency, type of apparatus, and number of personnel).

** Any agency Honor Guard members or teams who wishes to assist at the memorial can contact Ben Dominguez at 916-709-9069 **

Honor Guard Members are asked to arrive no later than 08:00 am in Uniform (there are no changing facilities on site, however we may make arrangements to utilize a Fire Station if need be).

Donations can be made to the ‘Marin Firefighters Foundation” [501c3 EIN # 88-2709283] and Letters of Condolences may be sent to the Marin Professional Firefighters, #1775 c/o Addicks Family at P.O. Box 15, Fairfax, CA 94978.

There is also a ‘Help A Hero’ Fundraiser available at https://helpahero.com/campaign/support-the-legacy-of-captain-rick-addicks

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers for Rick, his family, and our Local.