Rick Kendrick

Richard Lee Kendrick

Born March 8, 1948


1966 El Cajon Valley High Schoolrk
1975 Miramar College – Associate of Fire Science
Certificate of Fire Investigation
Certificate of Interview and Interrogation
Limited Teaching Credential for Fire/Rescue Service
National Emergency Medical Technician Certified

U.S. Navy:ems

1968-1971 Damage Controlman 2c (E5) Vietnam Service
In charge of ship stability, repair and emergency training
Educated in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Decontamination, shipboard firefighting, first aid, emergency pumps and dewatering tactics
Repair Locker Team Leader


1972-1982 El Cajon Fire Department – Firefighter/EMT
Developed training program for auto extrication
Developed training program for radio procedures and use
Instructor in Fire Extinguisher Service, Use and Systems
1975-1998 Cajon Speedway Fire/Rescue – Assistant Crew Chief
Crash rescue – Auto
Fire Suppression
Driver extrication
1980-1988 Los Exploridores Search and Rescue – Crew Member
Desert motorcycle race rescue
Injured rider packaging and transport


1978-1983 Medi-Ked, Inc. Secretary; Director of Product Development
1978 – 1979 Invented and developed the Kendrick Extrication Device (KED). This device is used to extricate accident victims from automobiles and confined spaces & immobilize patients with suspected neck or spinal injury. The KED is currently the industry standard throughout the U.S. and much of the civilized world. It is used extensively in the U.S. military, NASA and many foreign military systems.1980-1983 El Cajon Awning, Director of Operations
1985 – 1986 Invented and developed the Kendrick Traction Device (KTD). The KTD is a unique and innovative rescue medical device used to apply leg traction to a patient with a suspected fractured femur. The KTD rapidly became a product to be reckoned with in the rescue medical equipment market.1986-present Medix Choice, Inc. President and National Sales Manager
Developed, manufactured and marketed the Kendrick Traction Device (KTD), Head brace, Enviro-Shield, O2Organizer, Kendrick’s Other Device for Extrication (K.O.D.E. 1 and K.O.D.E. 2)
Problem solving. Product development. Educating the educators in patient packaging and handling techniques. Interacting with EMT’s and Medic’s on EMS problems. Motor Sports Rescue. Radio controlled toys, boats, cars and planes. Gold prospecting and treasure hunting. Travel. Irish Coffee.



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