Author: Wilton Fire Chief Ronald Kanterman

Water Safety, Away From the Pool

Water Safety, Away From the Pool

It looks like it’s finally getting warmer so let’s continue our series on water safety. In this installment we look at swimming safely in lakes, streams, rivers and the ocean.Water and Weather PreparednessPlan your trip by getting the forecast and knowing where you’ll be enjoying ...
“Quick Someone Dial 9-1-1!”

“Quick Someone Dial 9-1-1!”

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Believe it or not, we still get “9-1-1 emergency calls” on the firehouse 7-digit business phone number. This is a dangerous practice. In a true emergency, whether it’s a fire, medical call, or other emergency situation, calling the firehouse will not guarantee that you will get an answer ...
Wilton Fire Safety During the Holidays

Wilton Fire Safety During the Holidays

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The following article is an Op-Ed from the chief of Wilton's Fire Department, Ronald E. Kanterman and Wilton's fire marshal, Rocco Grosso.Imagine the local news reporting this headline:  “House Lost to Fire During Holiday Season.” The holidays are a time of joy, celebration, friends, ...