Deputy Chief Jennifer Chambers began her fire service career at Okeechobee County Fire Rescue in 1996 and was hired by the St. Lucie County Fire District in 1998. Her education includes a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College, and an Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College.
Deputy Chief Chambers is a designated Chief Fire Officer (CFO) from the Center of Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). She is also State of Florida certified Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Fire Officer III, Fire Service Instructor III, Fire and Life Safety Inspector. As the Deputy Chief of Support Services, Chief Chambers is responsible for overseeing the following: The Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division which includes; plans review, fire code enforcement (inspections), fire and explosion investigations, water supply, and public education. In addition to CRR, she oversees the Building & Grounds Department which includes development and implementation of the fire district’s capital improvement plan, maintenance and repair for all fire district facilities and annual testing of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) components. Chief Chambers also serves as a trustee on the Employee Health & Welfare Trust. This position also assists the fire chief with budget management, leadership, employee programs, future fire district needs, and mentorship of future leaders of the St. Lucie County Fire District.
Deputy Chief Mike Merritt began his career here at St. Lucie County Fire District in 1990. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. As Deputy Chief of Operations, Mike Merritt supervises all combat personnel, staffing, policy and procedure development in a leadership capacity. Responsibilities include the operational side of the Fire District's Air Rescue program, SWAT Medics, and the Diversity Recruitment Initiative in our Strategic Plan.
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