Skip Coleman

Profile Information:

Lives in:
Cincinnati Ohio
Toledo Fire Department (Ret.)
Assistant Chief (Ret.)
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Finances. Budget and staffing cuts.
Topics you provide training for:
I do presentations covering both my text books. Incident Management for the Street Smart Fire Officer and;
Managing Major Fires.
I also do a presentation on Search called Searching Smarter.
Areas of expertise:
IMS, Strategy and Tactics, Search,Managing Incidents.
Skip has retired as Assistant Chief of the Toledo Fire Department where he served for over 32 years. Skip was Tenchical Editor for Fire Engineering Magazine for over 13 years and is on the FDIC Educational Advisory Committee. Skip blogs for FE web page. He received the Tom Brennan "Life time Achievement award at FDIC in 2011.

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  • Todd McKee

    Chief Coleman:

    It would be an honor if you would join the group called "Unique HazMat Incidents". I will be presenting this at FDIC in 09 and would love to hear your thoughts on our discussions.
    Todd McKee
  • Jim Mason

    Hey Chief
    I just wanted to say hello. I've been so busy with Common Sense Firefighting on this site that I haven't gotten around to the rest of ti until now. I hope all is good with you and yours. Take Care
    Jim Mason
    Chgo FD
  • Brad Hoff

    Hey Chief

    Hello from Alaska and thanks for the add! Keep up on the Too Hot stuff! Someday I'll make it down to FDIC and I can buy a drink for you and the rest of the brothers and sisters who help make me a better firefighter by being on the Community!