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