Ricky was one of over 250 first-responders who were called to the fire at Grenfell Tower, on the 14th June 2017. The fire tragically claimed the lives of 72 residents and injured over 70 more.
He suffered from PTSD as a result of the life-changing decisions he had to make that night, as well as carrying the weight of previous traumatic incidents over a long career.
With a new perspective, he is now a mental health advocate, motivational speaker, keynote speaker, award winning content creator, and public voice, focusing on raising awareness on the importance of social and workplace mental health and well-being. He is also still a firefighter with the London Fire Brigade. He is also a Patron of the 100 & First foundation.