Calvin E. Wells began his fire service career with the Los Angeles Fire Department in January 1978. In 1979 he joined the Pasadena Fire Department where he served in the capacity of Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Engineer, Fire Investigator, Fire Captain I, Fire Captain II, Battalion Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Bureau Chief and Deputy Fire Chief over a span of 32 years. During the past seven years, Chief Wells has overseen the Operations Bureau of the Pasadena Fire Department where he was responsible for all aspects of emergency service delivery. Chief Wells also holds the title of Fire Marshal overseeing the Prevention, Operations and Administration Bureaus Chief Wells is a graduate of the Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute at Dillard University, where he completed his Executive Fire Officer certification. In addition he serves as an adjunct instructor at Pasadena City College, and has instructed at Glendale Community College and the Arroyo Seco Regional Fire Academy. He maintains active membership in numerous professional and trade organizations. Chief Wells resides in Pasadena with his wife (Rhanna) and two children. He has served on the Board of Directors at the Pasadena Senior Center and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the First-Tee Program of Pasadena. He enjoys coaching youth baseball and participating in competitive golf tournaments during his leisure time.