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RON KANTERMAN
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  • Mystic, CT
  • United States
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Lives in:
CONNECTICUT
Department:
MOHEGAN TRIBAL FD
Title/rank:
CHIEF
Years of public service:
34
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
SAFETY IS JOB 1
TRAINING
PREVENTION
Professional Qualifications:
34 YEARS OF COMBINED VOLUNTEER AND CAREER SERVICE. 2 MASTERS DEGREES, ACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR
Topics you provide training for:
LEADERSHIP, FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS, FIREWORKS, LODD PROGRAMS, FIRE & ARSON INVESTIGATION, FIRE PREVENTION, HAZMAT, EMERGENCY MGMT
Areas of expertise:
SEE "TOPICS"
Bio:
FDNY, Merck & Co,. Inc., Mohegan Tribal FD

RON KANTERMAN's Blog

Journal Entry 48: Random Cardiac Thoughts from a Fire Chief

I have deferred my blog page this month to a good friend with a great message. I mentioned Rob (not by name) in Journal Entry #45 “Cancer.” He’s the chief that put off his cardiac testing and went to play golf because he was told there is a 10% chance of a false positive so he couldn’t possibly be sick! He’s in great shape! Well, here’s the real story. I thank…

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Posted on July 14, 2017 at 9:29am

Journal Entry 47: Command Process Interferences

When considering the command process, there are numerous interferences that do not allow the Incident Commander to fully execute his or her battle plan. Let’s look at the ordinary every day citizen. When bad things happen, “people” usually band together and want to help. (The first major human behavior study for a large fire was performed by John L. Bryan after the MGM Grand hotel fire in Las Vegas in 1980) His theories have proven themselves time and time again, e.g. the WTC bombing in…

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Posted on June 12, 2017 at 11:07am

Journal Entry 46: Fight the Fire, Not the Building

First and foremost, thank you all for your good wishes, thoughts and prayers regarding my cancersurgery. It went well and it looks like they got it all.

Hopefully, you looked at the subject title and asked yourself, “what is he talking about?” which caused you to read on. I’ll be presenting this class at FDIC 2017 so come by and see precisely what I’m talking about. (…

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Posted on April 17, 2017 at 2:17pm

Journal Entry 45: I Can’t Have Cancer, I’m Way Too Busy!

Ron Kanterman, February 2017

 

That’s exactly what I said to the urologist on the day after Christmas, when he told me that my tests came back positive and I have prostate cancer. Actually, he said I had a “little cancer” to which I asked, “is that like being a little pregnant?” After we both had a chuckle, he started to drone on about the test results, what they mean and possible treatments. For the first 30…

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Posted on February 22, 2017 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

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At 10:23am on February 22, 2010, Brad Hoff said…
Welcome Chief!

Look forward to you posting NFA Alumni info on here.
 
 
 

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