Ron Coleman

Table Talk Interviews

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.

Introduction to Table Talk with Ronny J. Coleman

America Burning
Being an Officer is More Than a Title – Boss or Buddy?
Cy Holmes Interview – CDF History, May 2015
Don’t Let the Future Just Happen, Plan for it
Getting Started and Moving Up with Fire Chief Michael Dyer*
Going for the Gold
One Push Rule
One Size Does Not Fit All with Chief Robert Marcucci
Pass it Around with Battalion with Chief Chris Childers
Preservation of the Perishable with Chief Tom Forster
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Recruiting & Rentention
Renew Your Expiration Date
Roberta MacIntyre Interview – Volunteer Fire Service, June 2015
Ronny’s 10 Points of Light
So, You Want to be a Fire Chief
Sprinklers Save Lives
Steve Hart Interview – California State Fire Marshal History, May 2015
Strive to be a Purple Cow
Taking Command
Thanks for the Memory with Chief Bill Lellis
The Badge
The Doctrine of SCBA
The Fire Marshal
The Volunteer Fire Service
Tyranny of the Immediate
What Kind of Leader Do You See in the Mirror?
When in Doubt – Don’t
Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
Who Moved the Finish Line?

Note: Programs without links are in post production. They will be posted as they are completed.

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.