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Ron Coleman
Ron Coleman

Ron Coleman

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.

Evolution of California Fire Service Training & Education

This study was concerned with the evolution of the California fire service education and training system. Using the documentary research method, the study was based on an analysis of information obtained from official records; minutes of meetings; newspapers, newsletters, and…

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Chief’s Clipboard – 20 Yrs of Ronny J. Coleman

A definitive collection of Chief Ronny J. Coleman’s writings. A beloved, well-respected figure in the fire community, Chief Coleman has spent the last 20 years imparting his wisdom in the pages of Fire Chief magazine. Chief’s Clipboard collects 100 of the most…

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Fire Truck Toys for Men and Boys (Catalogue of Toy Fire Apparatus)

Every young man has a period in life when he wants to be a firefighter. Normally, it strikes his fancy in the early years when is is greatly impressed with the clamor and excitement associated with a fire apparatus clanging…

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Alpha To Omega, The Evolution in Residential Fire Protection

Someone once said that every story has three main elements – the beginning, the middle and the end. In preparing to write this book about the history of the residential – sprinkler concept, teh title was selected because it reflects…

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Ronny’s Body of Knowledge – Current and past published articles

Over my career, I have been involved with the development of a body of knowledge (BOK) for a wide variety subjects. The concept of BOK is based upon core teachings, skills and the development of research. It often involves rigorous…

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Sprinkler Age Magazine

The Badge Sprinklers, the next generation Sprinkler Age Magazine

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Fire Chief Magazine

Be the Master of Your Fate Don’t Let the Future Happen to You – Plan for it Interim Chiefs: Babysitters or substitute teachers? Of Cost and Competencies Philosopher-chief: Ronny J. Coleman Principles of Stewardship Relay Your Message and Pass the…

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About Table Talk

The column title is Latin. It means Order out of Chaos. The word Chaos is a term we give to any order of things that produces confusion in our minds. We can feel it at many levels; personal, organizational or…

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