It should be no surprise that fighting fires has been a near-lifelong pursuit for Wilton Fire Chief Ronald Kanterman. Since he first joined a fire brigade in his teenage years, the newly named chief has never left the profession.
“This is my lifelong passion,” the chief said in an interview Tuesday. “I’ve been doing this since I was 15 years old when I was on a seasonal fire brigade in upstate New York. The camp staff put a little brigade together for brush fires and things like that, and the rest is history.”