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Lives in:
Valparaiso, IN
Gary, IN
Truck Co. Engineer
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Funding and stuff.........
Professional Qualifications:
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Topics you provide training for:
Truck Co. Operations
Thermal Imaging
Live Fire
Areas of expertise:
Truck Ops.
I drive a Truck to fires.
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Where are the Experts?

After being a member of this "Community" for a number of months and adding a good number of friends (49 !!!.... I didn't know I was so well liked !?!?), I am surprised by the popular response to the profile question: Areas of Expertise.

Some members will respond with such creative answers such as: "Under Construction", "Underway", "Still learning" or "I am no expert" ! Still other members will just leave it blank.

I believe some of these members are selling themselves short,… Continue

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 10:12am — 4 Comments

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At 5:06pm on November 14, 2009, Gerald Johnson said…

So sorry for your loss. The brothers from the FOOLS of OZ are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Wichita FD 10-C
Wichita FOOLS of OZ
At 10:37pm on November 10, 2009, Chuck Fager said…
I'm sorry for your Loss Brother! My family will keep yours in our prayers!!
At 9:32pm on November 10, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Hey Brother!

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your daughter. I just learned from a post by Indy Pipes & Drums on FB. If there is anything we can do, you know we are here to lend a hand!

In Brotherhood and Unity

Your brothers and Sisters

At 10:50am on September 8, 2009, Erik Kallauner said…
G-Ron, What kind of snare drums do you use in FOOLS Pipes and Drums? If you could drop me an email that would be great. Thanks

Erik K
Engine Co.54
Olathe Fire Dept.
At 2:47pm on June 4, 2009, John Lewis said…
G-Ron, it was great seeing you at the FDIC, sorry I will be missing you in Maine this month. Hope all is well with you brother, stay well, stay safe and enjoy life
At 1:56pm on May 26, 2009, Brian Arnold said…
Hey bro',
Getting ready for another weekend of burning in T-town, won't be the same without you. Talk at you soon.
At 5:59am on May 11, 2009, Scott Huff said…

i love g-ron
At 1:06pm on March 26, 2009, Brandon Roark said…
lol..I hear its going to be hard to fill your shoes... but i do my best!!!

yeah i will be at FDIC most all week. My wife will be down there for work as well (shes a design engineer for TFT). I assume that you will be present?
At 8:41am on March 24, 2009, Brandon Roark said…
Ron, It was a pleasure to finally meet you at the duneland school, wish we had more time to BS though.
Are you making any plans to attend the fools convention in Maine? It appears I will be the only attendee from the Michiana chapter.
At 4:07pm on February 6, 2009, Eric Hankins said…
Whats up Ghetto?

I hope all is well in G-Town. You gonna make it to FDIC? I hope to make it this year, so I'll see ya there.


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