Fire Captain

Salt Lake County Deputy Emergency Manager–

Training & Exercise

Chet A Ellis

Chet A Ellis

Chet Ellis has been a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Unified Fire Authority for more than 15 years, having served the last 6 years at the rank of Captain. He is currently assigned to the Salt Lake County Emergency Management Division as the Deputy Emergency Manager and oversees Operations and Training/Exercise.


He spent the majority of his career serving the citizens of Millcreek and Olympus Cove as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He has also been a member of Unified Fire Authority's Wildland Single Resource program and has deployed on many fires around the Western United States as a Wildfire Line Paramedic. He is a bagpiper for Unified Fire Authority's Pipes and Drums and the Utah Firefighters Emerald Society. He has performed at many funerals and memorials around the country to honor our fallen public safety brothers and sisters.


He currently resides in Kamas, Utah with his wife, 2 daughters, and Great Dane.