- Be the Master of Your Fate
- Don’t Let the Future Happen to You – Plan for it
- Interim Chiefs: Babysitters or substitute teachers?
- Of Cost and Competencies
- Philosopher-chief: Ronny J. Coleman
- Principles of Stewardship
- Relay Your Message and Pass the Baton
- Revisiting the scene can be a good thing
- Staying in the Box is OK
- Strive to be a Purple Cow
- The volunteer fire service as told by Darwin
- The Badge
- Votes of No Confidence
- What Kind of Leader Do You See in the Mirror
- Who Moved the Finish Line?
About the Author
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.
“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.” - Thomas Jefferson You can access my own collection of documents that I have used in much of my...
“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...
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