Eddie Sell

Fire Chief
Hemet Fire Department CA
Chief Sell began his career in public service over 30 years ago while becoming a volunteer firefighter in Riverside County and serving as an explorer for the Los Angeles Fire Department. He entered in into the US Navy at 17 and served as an Admiral’s Chef. Chief Sell went on to work for several Fire Service organizations including BLM, Cal Fire in several units, the Long Beach Fire Department, and now proudly serves as the Fire Chief/Agency Director for the Hemet Fire and Life Safety Agency. Chief Sell is honored to have created a new public safety agency that includes the fire department, building and safety, code enforcement, and fire prevention under one agency.  Over his career Chief Sell has held the ranks of firefighter, firefighter/paramedic, engineer, captain, battalion chief, and fire chief. Chief Sell volunteers his time as the president of the California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA), a 100-year-old trade association that’s committed to serving the entire California Fire Service. Chief Sell has led an organizational transformation, created new engaged committees, and has increased collaboration with state and federal organizations. Chief Sell also served as a director for the Long Beach Firefighters Association, Local 372. Chief Sell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, is an EMT-P, is a Certified Chief Officer, Company Officer, Incident Management Team Operations Section Chief, holds numerous certifications in All Risk categories, speaks Spanish fluently, and holds a Culinary School Certificate from the US Navy. Chief Sell serves on FIRESCOPE, California Fire Leadership Committee, First Responder Center for Excellence’s Cardiac Committee, Riverside County Fire Chief’s Association, and the NVFC. Chief Sell is a small business owner, author, mentor, and entrepreneur.

Sessions by Eddie Sell

08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

CSFA Board of Directors

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Leadership & Promotional Workshop

Instructors:  Eddie Sell/Jeff Meston/Wayne Fletcher, Ed.D
This 4-hour session is geared toward company officers and aspiring company officers.  The instructors will give the attendees some of the best training with “boots on the ground” scenarios of leadership.  This is a “MUST” session to attend if you are looking for some new and innovative ways of being a leader in today’s fire departments.