Jeff Meston

Executive Director
California Fire Chiefs Association
Jeff Meston is a third-generation firefighter who is the current Executive Director of the California Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA) and a past President of the CFCA.  He is a 44 year plus veteran of the fire service working for a County, City, Special District, Private Fire Department, Tribal Fire Department, and the State of California Fire Agencies. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration, is a California Certified Fire Chief #16 & National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer.  He has served as President of the Marin County Fire Chiefs Associations and Lake Tahoe Regional Fire Chiefs Associations.  Meston has served as a course developer and instructor at the National Fire Academies residency programs and the California Fire Service Training and Education System specializing in strategic planning, group dynamics and problem solving.  Meston recently served as the Acting City Manager for South Lake Tahoe as well as its Fire Chief.  Meston also served on the Board of Directors for FIRESCOPE, representing City’s North, has served as the Executive Director for the California State Firefighters Association. He currently is assigned as a Deputy Chief working for CalOES Fire/Rescue as a liaison between the Emergency Medical Service Authority and CalOES Fire/Rescue during the COVID19 pandemic, was tasked with updating the 2004 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Wildfire, Lead the Advanced Evacuation Planning Unit for the Caldor Fire as well as writing legislative rules for Fire/Rescue legislation. Meston also serves on the University of California San Diego WIFIRE Convergence Advisory Board of Directors, The First Responders Health Foundation Board of Directors and as an executive coach for new fire chiefs with MRG consulting.

Sessions by Jeff Meston

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summit Ballroom A 

LEDS Panel Discussion 

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.