PennWell Corporation is pleased to announce that Chief Robert Halton has been named chief editor of Fire Engineering.
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 National Fire Protection Association technical committees. He is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Life Safety Initiatives and serves on both the Fire Engineering and FDIC advisory boards. He has done extensive speaking and training for the fire service in the United States and Canada.
“I am humbled to accept the position as the editor of America’s most prestigious fire training magazine and the industry standard for conferences, the Fire Department Instructors Conference. I will serve the patrons and supporters of Fire Engineering to the best of my abilities and want to thank my friends on the advisory board and the owners and management of PennWell Corp. for this incredible opportunity,” Halton commented.
In his role as Chief Editor, Chief Halton will be responsible for overseeing the editorial of Fire Engineering Magazine, FE E-Newsletter, FireEngineering.com and all education related to FDIC events.