Compliance One Group is pleased to announce that Rick Ruder has joined the Testing, Inspection & Maintenance team as a Technician to help organizations safeguard and efficiently run their operation, fire and security systems. With over two decades of experience, Rick complements the team, located in Kalamazoo, MI, with his extensive fire, security systems and electronic/computer programming knowledge.

Rick’s working knowledge adds to the team’s growing list of multi-disciplined experts including architects, engineers, construction managers, fire inspectors, former surveyors, Certified Healthcare Constructors, marketing and administration support personnel.

For the past 19 years, Rick was a Lead Fire Alarm Technician and Firefighter 1 & 2-Certified, as well as EMT B-Certified, for the Notre Dame Fire Department located in Indiana. With a life devoted to serving others, Rick also worked with Vanguard Fire & Security as a Fire Alarm Service Technician where he installed, tested, and inspected various life safety systems, access control and CCTV systems and is proficient in the use of building reports for proper documentation. With various computer skills at hand, Rick is proficient in Pyrotronics MXL, Cerberus Pro, Notifire, and Vesda. He is also trained in Simplex and multiple other networkable alarm systems.

As a graduate of Prairie State College’s automotive repair program, Rick also holds an associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute. As an inspector for Compliance One Group, a division of CSM Group, Rick will contribute to the team by reviewing and documenting doors, dampers, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, emergency/exit lighting and more for the national clientele as together they “design with compliance in mind.”