Division Chiefs

Division Chief Jen Chambers
Division 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.
Division Chief Chambers is a State of Florida certified Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Fire Officer III and Fire Service Instructor III. She oversees the operations for C-Shift which is responsibility for emergency service delivery to the community, including emergency medical response, fire suppression, aeromedical responses, special operations responses, and overall personnel management for her shift.
Division Chief Mike Merritt

Division 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. Chief Merritt has spent his entire career in a combat position within the organization working his way up to the Division Chief position which he serves in today. His duties include overseeing the operations for A-Shift, encompassing emergency service delivery to the community, including emergency medical response, fire suppression, aeromedical responses, special operations responses, and overall personnel and safety management for his shift.

Division Chief Kyle Stirrat
Division Chief Kyle Stirrat has served with the Fire District since 1995. His education includes a Bachelor's degree in Management from Warner Southern University and an Associate of Arts degree from Indian River College. Chief Stirrat served on the Special Operations Team and is State Certified in Confined Space, Haz-Mat, Trench Rescue and Rope Rescue. Chief Stirrat is currently filling in as Chief of Operations for the Fire District. He oversees operations for B-Shift which is responsible for emergency service delivery to the community, including fire suppression, emergency medical responses. aeromedical responses, special operations responses and overall personnel management for his shift.
Division Chief Jeff Lee

Division Chief Jeff Lee began his career with St. Lucie county Fire District in 1997 after serving in the U.S. Navy where he was trained in Aircraft Firefighting, Shipboard Helicopter Firefighting and Shipboard Firefighting and Flood Control.  While employed with the Fire District, Jeff returned to school and received his Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University.  In 2010, Jeff was awarded the Firefighter of the year and in 2011, the Treasure Coast Fire Chief’s Association named him the Emergency Services Provider of the year.  Jeff has served on the SLCFD Health Trust and is currently a member of the SLCFD Pension Trust.  

As a Division Chief, Jeff oversees both the Communications and the IT Divisions.

Division Chief Debbie Knupp

Division Chief Debbie Knupp

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