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Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton and Technical Editors Glenn Corbett and Mike McEvoy blog about the latest news and innovations in the fire service, including firefighter news and reports, health, building construction, LODDs, fire code and standard issues, and fire-EMS news.

BOBBY HALTON is editor in chief of Fire Engineering and education director of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC). Halton is a native New Yorker whose family has deep roots in the Fire Department of New York and the New York City Police Department. He began his career in structural firefighting with the Albuquerque (NM) Fire Department in 1984, attained national registry as a paramedic, was chief of training, and rose to the rank of chief of operations until his retirement from that department in 2004. He then became chief of the Coppell (TX) Fire Department. Halton is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, left a member in good standing with the International Association of Fire Fighters, is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and has served on several of the National Fire Protection Association technical committees. He is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Life Safety Initiatives. He has done extensive speaking and training for the fire service in the United States and Canada and internationally.

He can be contacted at RobertH@pennwell.com.

GLENN P. CORBETT, PE, is an assistant professor of fire science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, a technical editor for Fire Engineering, and the former assistant chief of the Waldwick (NJ) Fire Department. He recently served on the Federal Advisory Committee of the National Construction Safety Team and is a member of the Fire Code Advisory Council for NJ. He is the coauthor of the late Francis L. Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, 4th Edition, and an FDIC Executive Advisory Board member. He is the editor of Fire Engineering's Handbook for Firefighter I and II (Fire Engineering, 2009).

He can be contacted at gcorbet1@ix.netcom.com

John "Skip" Coleman, retired as assistant chief from the Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue. He is a technical editor of Fire Engineering; a member of the FDIC Educational Advisory Board; and author of Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer (Fire Engineering, 1997), Managing Major Fires (Fire Engineering, 2000), and Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer, Second Edition (Fire Engineering, 2008).

He can be contacted at ch112ret@yahoo.com

MIKE McEVOY is the EMS coordinator for Saratoga County, NY, and EMS director of the Board of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. He is a clinical specialist in cardiac surgery and teaches critical care medicine at Albany Medical College. He is a firefighter/paramedic and the EMS technical editor for Fire Engineering. He was featured in the Training Minutes on EMS on fireengineering.com.

He can be contacted at McEvoyMike@aol.com