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Michael S. Williams
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.
March 17, 2015 California Highway Patrol Captain Mark D’Arelli and Public Information Officer Sergeant Don Clotworthy talk about current CHP programs and traffic safety. Website July 22, 2014 Deputy Public Defender Deedrea Edgar talks about mental health issues, the law…Read More
February 3, 2015 Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover talks about her office, recent high profile events and the relationship between PIO’s and the media January 13, 2015 Healthcare financial consultant Lawrence R. Lievense, FHFMA, FACMPE…Read More
June 16, 2015 Psychiatrist Dr. Glenn Miller talks about how to spot and avoid hiring problem employees and volunteers including Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissism, and other problematic behavioral issues. Website June 02, 2015 Santa Barbara attorney Joseph Liebman talks about…Read More
September 29, 2015 Chief Patrick J. Kenny talks about his recent FDIC.com article, “‘Mayday’” for Mental Health. August 4, 2015 RMRS Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory Research Mechanical Engineer Dr. Bret Butler talks about his latest research on estimating safety zones and its application…Read More