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Chief Ronny J. Coleman
8866 Saint Anthony Court
Elk Grove, CA 95624



Michael S. Williams
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105


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Audio engineer: Mark A. Ward
Graphics: David Hubert
Website design: Amy Love
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Linda Colley
Lisa Dowdy

Chief Michal Dyer
Santa Barbara County Fire Department

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About the Author

Ron Coleman

Ron Coleman

State Fire Marshal for the State of California (retired)

Chief Ronny J. Coleman is the retired State Fire Marshal for the State of California. He has received a Masters of Arts Degree in Vocational Education from Cal State Long Beach, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton and an Associate of Arts Degree in Fire Science from Rancho Santiago College. Chief Coleman proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.

Related Articles

About Articles

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read” – Mark Twain The following published articles appeared in various publications including The California Fire Service Magazine and the Santa Barbara News-Press, as well as many newsletters. Some...


The HUBIE cartoons shown here are available to download by clicking on the artwork. You can contact Dave here to request personalized artwork that will meet your specific training needs. You can also purchase a copy of HUBIE here. [gallery columns="2" link="file"...

Table Talk Interviews

Table Talk is based on Chief Coleman’s book The Chief’s Clipboard – 20 Years of Ronny J. Coleman (2006). Hosted by Michael S. Williams, these interviews are set in active fire stations throughout California and cover various topics relating to the fire service...

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