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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.

Paul Stein

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.

Dave Hubert

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.