Going for Gold


Ronny Coleman, Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, brings years of experience to bear in this unique and practical resource providing a realistic appraisal of what it takes to a be a successful fire chief.

Focusing first on the candidate, then on the administration of a fire department, Going for the Gold will help readers understand how to prepare for the job, making the transition, and what is required for a successful track record.

The emphasis is on competition, and then the challenge that a fire chief faces on a day-to-day basis, including how to retain and improve upon the traditional values of the job. It covers the specifics of how a person actually applies leadership and decision making concepts on a daily basis.

* an insider’s view from one of the nation’s most respected fire service leaders makes this a useful resource for all fire service professionals who aspire to promotion
* focus on leadership skills highlights the chief’s role in managing and leading fire service professionals
* provides an overview of the processes used in identifying fire chief candidates
* emphasis on applications instead of theory means that lessons can be applied immediately in professional situations


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