By Ron Kanterman
Welcome, brothers and sisters, to my journal. My hope for this journal is to bring you information you can use, that will make you think and make you laugh, and perhaps make you cry. While I’ll try to entertain you, this is no YouTube column! We’ll discuss real issues affecting the fire service today. Sometimes it will be a training lesson, sometimes a commentary on a particular event, and sometimes something controversial. If I see or hear of something you should know, I’ll let you know.
Ron Kanterman is a 35-year veteran of the fire service. He holds a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees and is a career fire chief in southeast Connecticut. He is an advocate for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and serves as chief of operations for the annual Memorial Weekend ceremonies each year in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He lectures on a variety of topics around the country.