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Our Resources

Featuring the Briefing Room  and Table Talk interview series with Chief Ronny J. Coleman both hosted by Michael S. Williams

Member Resources

Briefing Room with Mike Williams

Find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service with Mike Williams.

Table Talk with Chief Ronny J. Coleman

Interviews with Chief Ronny J. Coleman based on his book The Chief’s Clipboard 

The Briefing Room

Welcome to The Briefing Room. This is one of four websites sponsored by the Fire Services Training Institute designed for the collection of articles, research documents and interviews with subject matter experts within the public safety community. You can also access Mike’s Library.

The site also contains a “body of knowledge” that supports our research that you are welcome to utilize in your own studies and research. This library is continuously growing as we continue to expand our database.

We hope that our efforts will be helpful to everyone interested in public safety. Our other sites that you may find helpful: Table Talk with Ronny J. Coleman, The Drawing Board with Dave Hubert and The Bomberos with Marco Olmos.

 

Table Talk

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 including operations, prevention, training, leadership and management.

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.

FSTI Programs & Resources

FSTINet/LAAFMA/CalArsonNet

The California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA) and the Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI), in mutual agreement with the Los Angeles Area Fire Marshal’s Association (LAAFMA), are pleased to announce two new communication networks, FSTINet and CalArsonNet. 

Alertar y Preparar & California for All LISTOS

Through the Santa Barbara County “ReadySBC Alerts” system, public safety agencies have the ability to send alerts to individuals, homes and businesses through multiple contact paths such as voice, text and email. Receive notifications about a potential safety hazard or concern via voice, email, or text communication methods that you have registered.

Table Talk

Table Talk with Chief Ron Coleman is hosted by Michael S. Williams of the Fire Service Training Institute. Table Talk is based on Chief Coleman’s book The Chief’s Clipboard – 20 Years of Ronny J. Coleman (2006). Interviews are set in active fire stations throughout California and cover various topics relating to the fire service including operations, prevention, training, leadership and management.

Briefing Room

The Briefing Room is one of four websites sponsored by the Fire Services Training Institute designed for the collection of articles, research documents and interviews with subject matter experts within the public safety community. Members can also access Mike’s Library. The site contains a “body of knowledge” that supports our research and available for member use.

Contact Us

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How to Reach Us

PO Box 550, Santa Barbara, CA 93116

(888) 977-1635

Who We Are

FSTI has provided training to the volunteer public safety community since 2006. It has been our mission to provide high quality training to firefighters while at the same time promoting community safety.

Fire Services Training Institute (FSTI) is a non-profit public benefit corporation with both state and federal tax exempt status.