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Ron Burkhardt Jr
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  • Union Beach,NJ
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Union Beach Fire Co#1
Captain/Training Officer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
TRUCK WORK!!!!!,Effective and Tactical decision making by co officers,Evolution of an 86 year old fire dept,Mayday procedures and Technical Rescue.
Professional Qualifications:
Im Level3,Fire Officer,Level 1 Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Engine Co Ops, RIT, Extrication, Mayday
Areas of expertise:
No such thing as being an expert . We all have something to learn off each other. I am very efficent in Engine Co Ops, Mayday Procedures and Rapid Intervention Techniques.

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At 10:57am on December 10, 2008, Ray McCormack said…
Ron I must have missed the 2 1/2 PD fire. But I like your pressures could go a bit less on the 1 3/4, but if the guys don't complain stay with what works.
At 8:23am on November 29, 2008, Anthony Avillo said…
Hi Ron
Unfortunately, if the powers that be are not behind a merger, it is not likley to happen. NHRFR came about as a consolidated effort between all parties (5 towns) and lots of $$$ from the state and feds. There was an extensive study done and even though it has almost been 10 yrs, there are still growing pains
If u can't get four firehouses in the same town to agree on how to do it, you are worse off than we were. It seems here, that you are not necessarily trying to regionalize, but put the four independent companies in one town on the same page or under the same umbrella so to speak
that is not regionalization, but cooperation. I wouldn't think that would be too difficult if everyone agrees. Get some common SOP's, start training together, maybe revise response protocols. I guess the problem is no one wants to give up thier little kingdom -- abig problem in the volunteer community, esp. in monmouth county. The only reason NHRFR became a reality is $$$$. If there is no incentive there, i.e. if it will cost more $$$ to get the same product even if it is in diff firehouses, might be a tough battle
If I did not understand your sit, let me knwo and I will do my best to answer better
be safe

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