Deputy Chiefs

Deputy Chief Marti Newport

Deputy Chief Marti Newport was hired by the Fire District in 1994. Her education includes a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College. In addition, she has an Associate of Arts Degree and Associate in Science Degrees in Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Technology, all from Indian River State College.

 Chief Newport was awarded Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer Designations from the Center of Public Safety Excellence. She is a State of Florida certified Fire Officer I and Fire Instructor III Instructor. She is also a student of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

 As Deputy Chief of Administration and Professional Standards, Marti Newport supervises personnel; staffing, policy and procedure development, staff development and leadership, budget planning and management. Her major responsibilities include: Training and Safety Division, Communications Division, Information and Technology (IT), Field Training Instructor program, and the Fire District’s compliance program.

 Deputy Chief Newport is also the Accreditation Manager for the Fire District’s internal review process with the Center for Public Safety Excellence/Commission of Fire Accreditation International.

Derek Foxx

Deputy Derek Foxx was hired by the Fire District in 1990. He is responsible for the Fire Prevention Bureau, In-Service Inspectors, Logistics, Public Education, Internal Affairs as well Building and Grounds.

Amy Kwasnicki
Administrative Assistant
5160 N. Milner Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Phone: (772) 621-3332
Fax: (772) 621-3599