Going For Gold:Pursuing and Assuming the Job of Fire Chief

Going-for-Gold-201x300Ronny J. Coleman, Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, offers a unique, “must-have” resource to help you stand out among the thousands of individuals who hope to achieve the fire chief’s badge. Focusing first on the candidate, then on the administration of a fire department. “Going for the Gold” will help you understand how to prepare for the job, how to make the transition, and what makes for a successful track record as a fire chief.

Emphasizing the competition and the challenge that a fire chief faces on a day-to-day basis, this book covers the specifics of how a person actually applies leadership and decision-making concepts for the job. “Going for the Gold” provides a realistic appraisal of what it takes to aspire for, achieve, and succeed as a fire chief.

Ronny J. Coleman, Going for the Gold: Pursuing and Assuming the Job of Fire Chief, 1999, Delmar Publishers, ISBN: 0-7668-0868-8

Ronny J. Coleman, Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, offers a unique, “must-have” resource to help you stand out among the thousands of individuals who hope to achieve the fire chief’s badge. Focusing first on the candidate, then on the administration of a fire department. “Going for the Gold” […]

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.

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