Miscellaneous Books, Reports & Papers

“Not only in research, but in the everyday world of politics and economics, we would all be better off if more people realized that simple systems do not necessarily possess simple dynamical properties.”

– Robert May
Mathematical Ecologist (1976)

Federal Register, Vol. 78 Thursday, No. 238, December 26, 2013 2 CFR, Chapter I, Chapter II  Part 200, et al., Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule (AKA “The Super Circular”)

2011 Radio Call Plan, (2011), California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, Ver: 05.11.01

2014 Incident Review Summary, (2014), Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

2018 Santa Cruz Island Fire Facilitated Learning Analysis, (2018), Channel Islands National Park, National Park Service, Pacific West Region

A Comprehensive Emergency Management Program, Sample COOP Plan, (nd). National Center for State Courts

Drew, A Really Great Booklet on Grant Writing: Or the Most Important Things I Have Learned About Finding Ways to Grant You Money, (January, 2007), Drew & Associates

Cunningham, A State of Change, Forgotten Landscapes of California, (2010), Heyday, ISBN: 978-1-59714-136-9

Ernico, et al, ACRP Report 66, Considering and Evaluating Airport Privatization, (March 2012), Transportation Research Board, Project 01-14, ISBN: 978-0-398-21405-6

Adams v. City of Tenakee Springs, (August 21, 1998), 963 P 2d 1047

Amateur Radio Emergency Services, (March 2015), The American Radio Relay League, ISBN: 978-1-62595-029-1

Corey, The Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook, First Edition, (2016), The American Radio Relay League, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-87259-484-5

Urbanowicz, Badges of the Bravest, A pictorial history of fire departments in New York City, (2002), Turner Publishing Company, ISBN: 1-56311-797-5

Richmond, et al., Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 4th Edition, (May 1999), US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health, Stock: 017-040-00547-4

Grijalva and Dargan, Blueprint 2020, California State Fire Training and Education Strategic Plan, (January 2008), California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, State Fire Marshal

Carver, Boards That Make a Difference, A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations, 3rd Edition, (2006), John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Bamford, Body of Secrets, (2001), Doubleday, ISBN: 0-385-49907-9

Adler, et al., Borderline Personality Disorders, The Concept, the Syndrome, the Patient, (1977), International Universities Press, Inc., ISBN: 0-8236-0575-2

Putnam, Bowling Alone, (2001), Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 0-7432-1903-1

Brost, et al., v. City of Santa Barbara, 1342979, Santa Barbara Superior Court, 25 March 2015, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 6, 2d Civil No. 246153

Williams, Budgets: It is time to be honest, (July 2011), The California Fire Service Magazine 

Gottlieb, Building Sustainability through Community Engagement, (April, 2008), California Fire Safety Council,

California Department of Forestry v. Eunice Howell, et al., Orders on Motions to Tax Costs and for Attorney Fees, Expenses, and Sanctions, and Motions re Privilege, 4 February 2014, Plumas County Superior Court

Mancuso, The California Nonprofit Corporation Handbook, 7th Edition, (October, 1995), Nolo Press, ISBN: 0-87337-316-2

California Volunteers, CERT Field Operations Guide,(2013), QuickSeries Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-937069-52-3

Williams, Change is not coming; it is here, (March 2010), The California Fire Service Magazine

Hubert, Christmas Major, The Fire Horse That Saved Christmas, (2013), Deer Valley Press, ISBN: 978-1-931301-28-2

City Financial Emergencies The Intergovernmental Dimension, (July, 1973), Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 5204-00046

City of San Jose Operations Efficiency Diagnostic, (2012), Public Sector IBM Business Services, Report 2-28-12_201211271614489671

Civil Disturbances, (April 2014), Headquarters, Department of the Army, ATP 3-39.33

Shapell, et al., Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy, (January 2, 1986)

Community Right-to-Know Laws, A Guide for Consumers, (February, 2012), California Emergency Management Agency

Johnston, Copyright Handbook, (1978), R.R. Bowker Company, ISBN: 0-8352-0951-2

Owen, Cowboy Ethics, What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West, (2004), Stoecklein Publishing, ISBN: 1-931153-95-7

Moore, Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition, (2014), Harper Business, ISBN: 978-0-06-229298-8

Thomas, Crucibles of Leadership, (2008), Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation

Kochanek, Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2009, (March 16,2011), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 59, No. 4

Hughes, The Denial of Death and the Practice of Dying, (February 5, 1998), ernestbecker.org

Johnson, Denial: The American Way of Death, (2001 – 2012), OrthodoxyToday.org

Martin, et al., Determining a Level Playing Field for Public Private Competition, (November 1999), The PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for Business of Government

Wilson, Disaster Emergency Communications, Third Edition, (2015), DisasterCom World Press, ISBN: 978-0-615-58702-8

White, et al., Disasters Man-Made, (2011), Fire World Review, ISBN: 978-0-615-44419-2

McKinsey Global Institute, Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy, (May, 2013), McKinsey & Company

Olsen, et al., Don’t Panic. Making Progress on the “Going Dark” Debate, (February 2016), The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Williams, Dragons of change, (January 2011), The California Fire Service Magazine

Williams, El Prejuicio Normal y los Desastres, (2014), Fire Services Training Institute

Canton, Emergency Management, Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs, (2007), ISBN: 13: 978-0-471-73487-1

Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative, (February, 2014), Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration

Rayon, et al., Employee-Employer Relations Manual, (February, 2008), Firefighters, Instruction, Representation, Education, California State Firefighters Association

Cronbach, Essentials of Psychological Testing, 4th Edition, (1984), Harper & Row Publishers, ISBN: 0-06-041419-7

Drucker, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Nonprofit Organization, (1993), Jossy-Bass, Inc. Publishers, ISBN: 1-55542-595-X

Kahn, Flight Guide for Success, Tips & Tactics for the Aspiring Airline Pilot, 3rd Edition, (2003), Cheltenham Publishing, ISBN: 0-9741723-0-8

Forest Service Firefighting Cost Share Agreements with Non-Federal Entities, (December 2015), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General,  Audit Report 08601-0002-41

Chait, et al., Governance as Leadership, (2005), Boardsource, Inc., ISBN: 0-471-68420-1

Grants Clearinghouse, 2014 Grant Award Workshop Handbook, (2014), California Fire Safe Council

The Helicopter in Public Service, (July, 1999), Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Mancuso, How to Form Your Own California Corporation, 6th Edition, (January, 1986), Nolo Press, ISBN: 0-917316-83-5

Haskins, How to Save Your Stuff From a Disaster, (1995), Preservation Help Publications, ISBN: 0.9649647-0-8

Hubert, Hubie and the Fire Service, The Evolution of Captain Dave Hubert’s Art, (2006), Deer Valley Press, ISBN: 13: 978-1-931301-20-6

Humboldt County Fire Chiefs’ Association 2013 Annual Report, (2014), Humboldt County Fire Chief’s Association

Improving Our Emergency Alert System in the 21st Century, Paul Revere – Where are You?, (nd), 2010 – 2011 Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury

Peters and Waterman, In Search of Excellence, Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies, (1981), Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited,

Davis, Information Processing Systems, 2nd Edition, (1981), Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., ISBN: 0-201-03183-3

Williams, Infrastructure in an emergency: Snap, Crackle, Pop, (May 2010), The California Fire Service Magazine

Thompson, et al., Integrated national-scale assessment of wildfire risk to human and ecological values, (2011), Stoch Environ Res Ris Assess, DOI 10.1007/s00477-011-0461-0

Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap, First Edition, (2013), U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Coleman and Williams, International Fire Service Training Association joins with FSTI and CSFA Volunteer Committee’s strategic training program, (July 2011), The California Fire Service Magazine

Williams, Introducing Captain Jake: The fire service’s Yoda, (July 2010), The California Fire Service Magazine

Branson, Is Acceptance a Denial of Death? Another Look at Kubler-Ross, (May 7, 1975), Religion-online.org

Koshalek, The L.A. Earth Quake Source Book, (2008), Designmatters, ISBN: 978-0-9618705-0-8

McKee and Guthridge, Leading People Through Disasters, An Action Guide Preparing for and Dealing with the Human Side of a Crises, (2006), Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., ISBN: 10: 1-57675-420-0

Bodansky, Legal Options for U.S. Acceptance of a New Climate Change Agreement, (May 2015), Center for Climate and Energy Solution

Solum, Legal Theory Lexicon: The Veil of Ignorance, (November 13, 2011), Legal Theory Blog

Massey, Light Our Way, A Guide For Spiritual Care in Times of Disaster, (2006), National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Williams, Liver, onions and A-1 Sauce, (May 2011), The California Fire Service Magazine

Kunstler, The Long Emergency, Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century, ISBN: 13: 978-0-8021-4249-8

Ricks, Making the Corps, (1997), Touchstone, ISBN: 13: 978-0-684-83109-1

Drucker, Managing the Nonprofit Organization, Principles and Practices, (1990), Harper Collins Publishers

Dodge, Mullarkey, Managing Volunteer Firefighters for FLSA Compliance: A Guide for Fire Chiefs and Community Leaders, (2006), International Association of Fire Chiefs

Karlson, Marketing Your Consulting or Professional Services, (1988),Crisp Publications, ISBN: 0-931961-40-8

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices 2012 For Streets and Highways, 2009 Edition, Including Revsions 1 and 2, dated May 2012, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

Hogan, Medicare Beneficiaries’ Costs of Care in the Last Year of Life, (August 2012), content.healthaffairs.org

Ahrens, Meteorology, 10th Edition, An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment, (2009/2013), Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, ISBN: 13:978-0-8400-5499-9

National Response Framework, 3rd Edition, (June 2017), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

National Response Plan, (December, 2010), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Allen, National Incident Commander’s Report: MC252 Deepwater Horizon, (October 1, 2010), U.S. Coast Guard, National Incident Command

National Interoperability Field Operations Guide v1.6.1 (1), (April 2016), Department of Homeland Security

Evans, Navigating the OMB Super Circular Changes, (2014), CAPLAWupdate, Special Edition 2014

NFPA 2400 – Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety, (2019), National Fire Protection Association, ISBN: 978-145592276-5

Rothwell, No Recovery, An Analysis of Long-Term U.S. Productivity Decline, Gallup. Compete, U.S. Council on Competitiveness

The Nonprofit Board, Answer Book, A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives, (2012), Boardsource, ISBN: 978-1-118-09611-6

Takagi, Nonprofit Governance-California, (2006), Law Office of gene Takagi

Gregory and Howard, The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle, (Fall, 2009), Stanford Social Innovation Review

Williams, Not all alarms are false, (February 2012), The California Fire Service Magazine

Nuclear Detonation Preparedness Communicating in the Immediate Aftermath, (September 2010), American Red Cross

Harry Frankfurt, On-Bullshit, (n.d.), Princeton University

On Leadership, (2011), Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation

Paris Agreement, (May 9, 1002), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Smith, Ontology, (2003), Preprint version of chapter “Ontology,” in L. Floridi (ed.), Blackwell Guide to the “Philosophy of Computing and Information,” Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, 155 – 166

Operational Lessons Learned in Disaster Response, (June 2015), Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration

Freeman, Original Position, (December 20, 2008), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

p25 Radio Systems Training Guide, (2004), Daniels Electronics, Inc., TG-001, www.danelec.com 

Neiman and Krimm, Perceptions of Local Fiscal Stress During a State Budget Crisis, (December 2009), Public Policy Institute of California

Christian, Philosophy, An Introduction to the Art of Wondering, (1973), Rinchart Press, ISBN: 0-03-080359-8

Pipeline Emergency Response Guidelines, (2012), Pipeline Association for Public Awareness

Mulvery, Potential Employer Penalties Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (May 6, 2013), Congressional Research Service, 7-5700, R44159

Hibbing, et al., Predisposed, Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences, (2014), Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-53587-8

Privatization Issues in County Government, (4 June 1996), Santa Barbara County Grand Jury 1995 – 1996

Linowes, et al., Privatization Toward More Effective Government, (March 1988), Report of the President’s Commission on Privatization, PN-APB-472

DeRoos, Proposal to Provide a Fire Services Deployment Study City of San Bernardino, (December 11, 2013), Citygate Associates, LLC

Public Service Communications Manual, (n.d.), The American Radio Relay League

Godin, Purple Cow, Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, (2002), Penguin Group, ISBN: 1-59184-021-X

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country, (2005), U.S. Geological Survey, General Information Product 15, 2005

Cleveland, et al, Questions and Answers about Biological Effects and Potential Hazards of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, OET Bulletin 56 Fourth Edition, (August 1999), Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission

Penzien, The Race to Seismic Safety – Protecting California’s Transportation System, (December 2003), Caltrans Seismic Advisory Board, California Department of Transportation

Williams, Read with Caution, (December 2010), The California Fire Service Magazine

Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: Legal Requirements for Federal and State Roles in Declarations on an Emergency of a Major Disaster, (September 16, 2005), Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress, RL22090

Rules for Overhead Electric Line Construction, General Order No. 95, (January 2015), State of California, Public Utilities Commission

San Jose Public Private Competition Policy, (October 20, 2009), 3/25/1997, Item 9d; 10/20/2009, Item 4.2(b), Res.#75137

Santa Barbara Operational Area Emergency Management Plan, (Aug. 2013)

School Earthquake Safety Guidebook, (December, 2000), British Columbia, Ministry of Education, XX 0231, ISBN: 0-7726-0701-X

Carrison and Walsh, Semper Fi, Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way, (1999), American Management Association, ISBN: 0-8144-0413-8

Harms, Significantly Improving a Fire Service Based EMS Deployment and Response System, An Innovative Model, (nd), Phoenix Fire Department

Hatch, State and Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Plans: The Pension Debt Crisis that Threatens America, (January 2012), U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

State of California Emergency Plan, (July, 2009), California Emergency Management Agency

Burkett and Whitley, Stolen Valor, (1998), Verity Press, Inc., ISBN: 0-96670-360-X

Trungpa, Shambhala: Scared Path of the Warrior, (2003) Shambhala Publications, Inc., ISBN: 13: 9781590300411

SEMS Multi-Hazard Functional Plan, (June 2003), Santa Barbara Operational Area

Linehan, Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, (1993), The Guilford Press, ISBN: 10: 0-89862-034-1

Wheatley, So Far From Home, lost and found in our brave new world, (2012), Barrettt-Koehler Publishing, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-60994-536-7

Southeast Regional HIT-HIE Collaboration (SERCH): Final Report, ONC State Health Policy Consortium Project: Health Information in Disaster Preparedness and Response, (July 2012), Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, RTI: 0212050.07.000.500.002, HHSP23320095651WC

Chadz, Stand By to Fall Out, (2003), 1st Books, ISBN: 1-4107-6773-6

Orfalea Foundation, Strengthening Emergency Preparedness in Santa Barbara County: Development of Priorities and Recommendations for a Granting Strategy, Final Report, (November 1, 2007), James Lee Witt Associates

Fire and Emergency Service Image Task Force, Taking Responsibility for a Positive Public Perception, (February 2013), International Association of Fire Chief’s

Summary of Proceedings: Pipeline Emergency Response Forum, (December 9, 2011), U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration,

Knight, et al., Telecommunications for Local Government, (1982), International City Management Association, ISBN: 0-87326-036-8

Nassif, Testimony Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing on Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation, (April 19, 2011), U.S. House of Representatives

Friedman, Thank You for Being Late, An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, (2016), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN: 978-0-374-27353-8

Chris McChesney, et al, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, (2012), Free Press, ISBN: 978-1-4516-2705-3

Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, (1990), Simon & Schuster, Inc., ISBN: 0-671-66398-4

Lipman-Blumen, The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why Followers Rarely Escape Their Clutches, (February 2005)

Baker, The Challenges of Firefighting Today, (2014), 2013-2014 Legislative Session, Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, PENN2014

Howard, The Death of Common Sense, (1994 – 2011), Random House, ISBN: 978-0-8129-8274-9

Moore, The Entrepreneur in Local Government, (1983), International City Management Association, ISBN: 0-87326-039-2

Williams, The Ghost of Hurricane Katrina begets a new emphasis on self-help, (September 2010), The California Fire Service Magazine

Bamford, The Puzzle Palace, (1982), Houghton Mifflin Company, ISBN: 0-14-00.6748 5

Sutherland, et al., The Scrum Papers: Nuts, Bolts, and Origins of an Agile Process, (October 14, 2007), PatientKeeper, Inc.

Bamford, The Shadow Factory, (2008), Doubleday, ISBN: 978-0-385-52132-1

Johnston, The Top 10 Ways Cities Waste Money,” (2003), California Society of Municipal Finance Officers [Power Point Presentation]

Johnston, The Top 10 Budget Cutting Challenges Cities/Districts Can Pursue, (2003)

Pande and Wolshon, Traffic Engineering Handbook, Seventh Edition, (2016), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-118-76230-1

Hardin, Tragedy of the Commons, (2008) Liberty Fund, Inc.

Young, Tragedy of the Commons, Adaptive Muddling and Durable Behavior: Bringing out the best in people faced with difficult environmental circumstances, (1999), School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

Hardin, The Tragedy of the Commons, (December 13, 1968), sciencemag.org

Jamieson, Tragedy at Second Narrows, (2008), Harbour Publishing Co, Ltd., ISBN: 978-1-55017-451-9

Duignan, et al., The United States in the 1980′s, (1980), Hoover Institution Publication, ISBN: 0-8179-7281-1

Burns, Toward a Resilient Future: A Review of Palo Alto’s Emergency Readiness,
(March 31, 2011), City of Palo Alto Police Department

Pande, Traffic Engineering Handbook, Seventh Edition, (2016), John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-118-76230-1

Godin, Unleashing the Idea Virus, (2001), Do You Zoom, Inc., ISBN: 0-7868-8717-6

Ripley, The Unthinkable, Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – And Why, (2008), Three Rivers Press, ISBN: 978-0-307-35290-3

The U.S. Army Leadership Field Manual, (2004), McGraw-Hill, ISBN:  0-07-143699-5

Patterson, Violence in the Workplace, An Overview, (February 18, 1997), Donald E. Patterson, Ph.D.

Coleman & Williams, Volunteer leadership is on the move… Behind the Redwood Curtain road trip, (June 2011), The California Fire Service Magazine Volunteers page 2

Williams, What is a trade association and what is your place in it?, (September 2011), The California Fire Service Magazine

Iacocca, Where Have All the Leaders Gone?, (2007), Simon & Schuster, Inc., ISBN: 13: 978-1-4165-3247-7

Brady, Why Marines Fight, (2007), Thomas Dunne Books, ISBN: 13: 978-0-312-37280-4

Ager, et al., Wildfire exposure and fuel management on western US national forests, (May 30, 2014), Journal of Environmental Management, 145 (2014) 54-79

Lewis, Workers’ Compensation Guide for Employers, 4th Edition, (2000), Summers Press, ISBN: 1-56759-062-4

Updated: 6 January 2019

“Not only in research, but in the everyday world of politics and economics, we would all be better off if more people realized that simple systems do not necessarily possess simple dynamical properties.” – Robert May Mathematical Ecologist (1976) Federal Register, Vol. 78 Thursday, No. 238, December 26, 2013 2 CFR, Chapter I, Chapter II  Part […]

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Michael S. Williams

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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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