Interview with 2014 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Ronny J. Coleman

02/24/2014
FDIC Conference Director Diane Rothschild recently spoke with Ronny J. Coleman, State of California Fire Marshal (Ret.), the recipient of the 2014 Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award at the FDIC 2014 General Session, about the whole FDIC "experience." DR: What does receiving this award mean to you? What is its significance? RC: Receiving this award from FDIC is of great personal significance to me because the FDIC is what got me initially involved in the nationwide aspects of fire services. As a young captain in the Costa Mesa (CA) Fire Department, I attended my first FDIC some 40-plus years ago. It was recommended that I attend the FDIC to develop a broader perspective on wh...

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