Interviews

Life is pretty simple: You do the some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
– Leonardo da Vinci 

AM1290_5_onMany of the following interviews are from the radio program Community Alert, Not if But when on KZSB – AM 1290. The program produced by the Wildland Residents Association San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department and supported in part by the California Fire Safe  Council and the Fire Services Training Institute.

FSTI Table Talk with Ronny J. Coleman 

Fire Department News Network (FDNN) video about the Community Alert show.

Community Alert Television with retired State Fire Marshals Kate Dargan and Ronny Coleman – “WILDFIRE, Past, Present and Future”

CSFA Volunteer Committee DMV “Deemed to Comply” video with retired State Fire Marshal Ronny Coleman and Chief Tim Marrisone

“Life is pretty simple: You do the some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” – Leonardo da Vinci  Many of the following interviews are from the radio program Community Alert, Not if […]

About the Author

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Founder the Fire Services Training Institute

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.

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