Lt. Ronnie Kerwin, 42, was “the fun parent” according to his wife, always suggesting family outings. Some of these were spontaneous, some were planned. All were fun.
Appointed in 1981, Kerwin was a 20-year veteran with the FDNY and a 16-year veteran of the Levittown Volunteer Fire Department, their chief for the last eight years. He was made a Fire Marshall in 1993 and a Lieutenant in 1997. Accepted into Special Operation Command in 1999, Kerwin was hand-picked to join the newly formed Squad 288 in Queens.
Kerwin was a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the father of three: 12-, 9- and 6-years-old.