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RON KANTERMAN
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  • Somers, NY
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Journal Entry 54: Safety Doesn’t Take the Summer Off

Most of us probably take some time in the summer to relax at the shore or up in the mountains. (I’m thinking the gang in Colorado is looking for the beach and the gang in Florida is heading for Montana, just sayin’.) In any event, we talk “health and safety” every day at every call, at every training class and every drill. Why not? It’s all about surviving the fire service and getting out healthy and in one piece. But what about off duty or when not tied up with the volunteer company? I know…See More
Aug 5
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Journal Entry 53: Safety & Health-Turning Around an Aircraft Carrier

The inventor, thinker, genius, mathematician and all around smart guy, Albert Einstein once said, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I think he was right. We worked the same way for a long time (the first 270 years or so) and injuries and LODDs became part and parcel to our service. We thought that simply doing it “over and over again” the same way and thinking it would change all by itself, would work. It didn’t. However…See More
Jun 12
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The Book on Safety and Health

Journal Entry #52Dear brothers and sisters,I missed you all at FDIC this year (home with a temporary medical issue) while Fire Engineering rolled out my new book. I’ve heard from many of you regarding same, seeking information. I’m very proud of this project and wish you a healthy career and safe operations always!Ronnie KChief…See More
May 7

Profile Information

Lives in:
New York
Department:
Wilton Fire Department
Title/rank:
CHIEF
Years of public service:
43
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, Wilton Fire Department

RON KANTERMAN's Blog

Journal Entry 54: Safety Doesn’t Take the Summer Off

Most of us probably take some time in the summer to relax at the shore or up in the mountains. (I’m thinking the gang in Colorado is looking for the beach and the gang in Florida is heading for Montana, just sayin’.) In any event, we talk “health and safety” every day at every call, at every training class and every drill. Why not? It’s all about surviving the fire service and getting out healthy and in one piece. But what about off duty or when not tied up with the volunteer company? I know…

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Posted on August 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

Journal Entry 53: Safety & Health-Turning Around an Aircraft Carrier

The inventor, thinker, genius, mathematician and all around smart guy, Albert Einstein once said, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I think he was right. We worked the same way for a long time (the first 270 years or so) and injuries and LODDs became part and parcel to our service. We thought that simply doing it “over and over again” the same way and thinking it would change all by itself, would work. It didn’t. However…

Continue

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:03am

The Book on Safety and Health

Journal Entry #52

Dear brothers and sisters,

I missed you all at FDIC this year (home with a temporary medical issue) while Fire Engineering rolled out my new book. I’ve heard from many of you regarding same, seeking information. I’m very proud of this project and wish you a healthy career and safe operations always!

Ronnie K…

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Posted on May 7, 2019 at 9:00am

Journal Entry 51: You Can’t Lose With the A-Team Sitting Next to You

For the past 20 years, I’ve had the privilege to volunteer at the annual Memorial Weekend sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. From 1998-2000, I worked on a logistical crew moving stuff all over the campus in order to re-set the place for the in-coming families, their grief sessions, ceremonies, etc.…

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Posted on October 23, 2018 at 9:00am

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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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