Division Chiefs

Division Chiefs Admin

Division Chief Mark Cristaldi
Division Chief Mark Cristaldi Jr.  is the division chief responsible for oversight of the communications division and training division.  He is also responsible for creating and submitting grant applications in addition to managing awarded grants and grant reporting.   Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Lee serves as his immediate supervisor.  Chief Cristaldi's position is responsible for policy and procedure development/revisions, development of comprehensive training programs and curriculum in accordance with legal requirements, data analysis, professional development and leadership, strategic planning, budget planning and management, and providing assistance to other administrative functions.

His educational certification include an Associate of Arts Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University, and a Master's Degree in Occupational Leadership from Columbia Southern University.  Chief Cristaldi has served on a multitude of committees for the District, including the EMS Guidelines Committee, EMS Operations Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Medical Review Board Committee.
Division Chief Brian Gonzalez

Division Chief Brian Gonzalez has served with the Fire District since 2000. He oversees logistics, human resources, risk and is the Health and Safety Officer for the Fire District. His education includes a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University as well as an Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College. Chief Gonzalez currently serves a multitude of committees for the Fire District: Safety, EMS Operations, EMS Guidelines, Medical Review Board, and Strategic Planning.    

Division Chief Paul Langel

Division Chief Paul Langel was born in Ft. Pierce and is a proud graduate of Saint Anastasias Elementary and John Carroll High. He was hired by the Fire District in 1997 and has proudly served the citizens of St. Lucie County for 23 years. As Fire Marshal in the Community Risk Reduction Division, he provides mentorship and professional development, and participates in the budget planning and administrative process. This administrative level position is responsible for providing oversight of the following areas: code enforcement, fire investigations, site plan development, building plan review, public education, and the ISO process. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University and an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Indian River State College.

Chief Langel has attended the Managing Officer Program at the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  He is a graduate of the Staff and Command Class through the University of Maryland Fire College. He is a certified Lifesafety Inspector I/II, Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator, and a State of Florida Fire Codes Administrator.   He is one of 189 internationally designated Fire Marshals through the Center of Public Safety Excellence and holds the rank of MiFireE designation through the Institution of Fire Engineers.    

Division Chiefs Shift

Battalion 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.  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.
Battalion Chief Aaron Shaw

Division Chief Aaron Shaw has served with the Fire District since 2002.  Chief Shaw oversees the operations of C-Shift and is the Behavioral Health Assistance Program (BHAP) Coordinator for the Fire District.  His education includes an Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University.  Chief Shaw has served on a multitude of committees for the District: Communications Operations, Fire Operations, Standard Operating Guidelines, EMS Operations, and Strategic Planning.

Battalion Chief William French
Division Chief William French has served with the Fire District since 1993. His education includes a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University as well as an Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College. Chief French has served in multiple capacities within the Fire District including Flight Paramedic, Training & Safety Officer, and Company Officer. His experience includes managing Air Rescue Operations, the Training & Safety Division, the Critical Incident Stress Management team, the Communications Division and the Special Operations Team. Chief French currently oversees A-Shift Operations, the Apparatus Committee and a Strategic Planning Committee.
Amy Kwasnicki

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