The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


KWFD Capt. Sellers Retires

Fire Chief Michael Davila last night honored retiring Capt. John Sellers after 30 years of service to the Key West Fire Department.

Firefighting is a family affair for John Sellers, who joined the Key West Fire Department in 1989, after his brother Mark Sellers. After that, brother Keith Sellers also joined the department. Brother Eric works for Monroe County Fire and Rescue.

John Sellers went from a firefighter to Driver/Engineer in 2003, then was promoted to Captain in 2010.

“He has provided great leadership and exceptional service,” said Chief Davila, “and is an example of what the Key West Fire Department stands for, serving the citizens and guests of our island. He has worked his whole career to improve the quality of service our department provides to save lives and protect property.”

During his three-decade career, Sellers was certified as a Life Safety Inspector, Live Fire Instructor and was one of the first Urban Search and Rescue team members on the department.

“Congratulations to John for your thirty years of service in the Key West Fire Department,” said Davila. “We all hope you enjoy a long and happy retirement.”


In the photo left to right: Monroe County Fire and Rescue Capt. Eric Sellers, KWFD Shift Commander Mark Sellers. KWFD Capt. Keith Sellers, Fire Chief Michael Davila, Retiring KWFD Capt. John Sellers, and City Manager Greg Veliz.