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CSFA LEDS Committee – Leadership, Equity, Diversity & Service

Chair Person: Deena Lee El Segundo FD (retired)


The mission of the LEDS Committee is to bring a team of fire service leaders together that understand the importance of creating dialogue that focuses and addresses all aspects of Leadership, Equity, Diversity, and Service. Our beliefs come from our personal experience, our diverse backgrounds, and our commitment to an inclusive California Fire Service that serves everyone without bias or prejudgment.


Listen – We will listen to all sides and reserve judgment

Share – We will share information internally and externally

Respect – We will respect all members, partners, and community members

Act – We will take action on our established goals and objectives

Our vision is to be transparent, fair, and commit to engaging with the topics of our times and create solutions, best practices, and recommendations for CSFA and our partners.

LEDS will work with several partner agencies, including Exploring For Life, youth programs, public and private organizations, and community leaders to create a Strategic Plan and Vision that addresses how we will ensure a unified voice and message.

LEDS Committee Videos

A collection of CSFA LEDS Committee and CSFA Partner Videos related to Leadership, Equity, Diversity & Service.

Committee Members:

Ernie Moreno, (Hemet FD)
Daniel C. Perkins (Kingsburg FD)
David Santos (Colton FD)
Efrain Vargas (Hemet FD)
Heather Marques, Chair (Alameda County FD)
Jason Hosea (Long Beach FD)
Jon Breeden (Long Beach FD)
Karen Rindone (Long Beach FD)
Laura Axcell (Hemet FD)
Martin Serna (San Bernardino County FD)
Randall West (Alameda Co FD)
Ronald Mark Booker, Jr. (Bureau of Land Management)
Tracy Gonzales (Downey FD)
Curtis Thompson (Oakland FD)