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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.
Chief Stein retired from the Santa Monica Fire Department after a 31 years. He then served as interim fire chief for the Lakeside Fire Protection District. During his career he served as a line officer, battalion commander, fire marshal, training officer and fire chief. Chief Stein served as Fire Technology Coordinator at Santa Monica College, an instructor for the California Fire Academy System and is a former adjunct faculty member for the National Fire Academy. Chief Stein has been honored as the “California Fire Instructor of the Year” and in 2010 awarded the Fire Services Training Institute's “Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award.” Chief Stein has written management articles for every major fire service magazine in the country, authored a college fire technology textbook and produced two videos on fire department oral examinations. For the past 30 years, Chief Stein has worked as a trainer and management consultant performing services for over 200 organizations with an expertise in leadership and incident command. He has been involved in management and organizational reviews, strategic planning, team building, officer development with emphasis on ethical leadership, diversity, civility, and emergency incident mitigation. Chief Stein is considered one of the top emergency service keynote speakers in the United States.
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.
Marco Olmos is the Director of Government Relations and Training at the Federacion de Bomberos Hispanos. The goal of Federacion de Bomberos Hispanos is to promote understanding among all members, select and choose policy, promote regulations, increase knowledge for better service to the public, promote regulations to all firefighters, and work in the compliance and maintenance of laws and regulations that benefit all service personnel who are responsible for protecting the lives and properties.
Dave “HUBIE” Hubert devoted over 31 years to the firefighting profession, serving in many different positions from firefighter, to Fire Defense Coordinator prior to his retirement in 1997 as Fire Captain from Orange County Fire Authority in Southern California. Throughout his career, Dave’s cartoons – named “HUBIEs” – have appeared in fire service magazines, decorating fire station walls, T-shirts as well as illustrations on everything from personalized birthday and retirement tributes to attention-getting humorous cartoons in fire training books including technical art for formal instruction manuals.