Ronald J. Pawley - Chief Officer, Incident Commander, Hazmat Professional

Chief Officer, Incident Commander, Hazmat Professional at Eastman Kodak Company

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Highly accomplished as a chemical firefighter, Ronald J. Pawley served as Executive Deputy Fire Chief for the Kodak Park Fire Department. In that capacity, he oversaw a diverse array of department operations, including hiring and training employees, evaluating staff performance, and resolving complaints. He successfully motivated personnel in all daily responsibilities by implementing an Employee Participation Program. Ronald J. Pawley also served as Incident Commander during several emergency calls. During his service at Kodak in the 1980s, the Kodak Park Fire Department achieved notoriety as one of the world’s largest chemical firefighting facilities. Ronald J. Pawley joined Eastman Kodak Company in 1953. Establishing his position in the Kodak Park Fire Department, he steadily achieved higher positions of management through numerous promotions.

Ronald J. Pawley's Professional Experience

1982 - 1986

Eastman Kodak Company - Chief Officer, Incident Commander, Hazmat Professional

As a Chief Officer and Incident Commander, Ronald J. Pawley had an enormous responsibility in the successful outcome of a chemical or any other emergency incidents.
It cannot be overemphasized as to the training, experience and education required in his role as incident commander.
Ultimately, an incident commander’s professional ability will determine success or failure and the safety of all personnel involved.
One major responsibility of an incident commander is to ensure the safety of the firefighter. The incident commander is the top safety officer. During a major incident, this can be overlooked – but vigilance is required.

Ronald J. Pawley's Additional Information



Gardening, Water scape development, Skiing, Reading, Physical workout and training


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