I was very saddened to hear about Andrew's death. His bravery on September 11 should be an example for all to follow. He risked his life for others. A task so great that not everyone would be able to do. He will be greatly missed.
Jason Discini, former neighbor
I first met Andy when I joined the Monsey, New York, Fire Department. He was an instructor at the RCFTC (Rockland County Fire Training Center). I thought that it was strange when he told us that we were all "brothers" now. I did not know these people -- most were complete strangers to me. That was the first of many lessons I learned in "Essentials" and future classes I was to take with him. Andy was a man who taught but wanted to know of any new information about firefighting. This world should only be lucky enough to have people like Andy. In my opinion, Andrew Fredricks was not just a husband, father, firefighter, instructor, lecturer or an author. He Is an American hero.
Brian P. McGarry, volunteer firefighter