Andrew was a firefighter in the City of New York (NY) Fire Department (FDNY) assigned to Squad Company 18 in Manhattan, one of five squad companies high inside the First World Trade Center tower rescuing people when it collapsed on September 11, 2001.
He was listed among the missing days after the tragedy. A member of the fire service for 21 years, Mr. Fredericks was a New York State certified fire instructor (Level II) at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, NY, an adjunct instructor at the New York State Academy of Fire Science, a field instructor for the Illinois Fire Service Institute, an instructor for the New York State Association of Fire Chief’s, and an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
Mr. Fredericks was co-author of FDNY’s engine company operations manual. He was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Fire Engineering and the FDIC Educational Advisory Board. He was president of Andrew A. Fredericks & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in municipal fire service training and consulting.
Mr. Fredericks held a bachelor of arts in political science, a bachelor of science in public safety/fire science, and a master’s degree in fire protection management.