Community Risk Reduction Division

Mission

The Community Risk Reduction Division operates under the direction of the Fire Marshal. Its mission is to improve public safety and decrease loss of life and property through effective public education, fire inspections, and enforcement programs.

Department Functions

The Captain, Wayne Boyer of the Community Risk Reduction Division, under the direction of the Fire Marshal, Division Chief Paul Langel, supervises three related functions: Plans Review, Fire Inspections and Fire Investigation

Division Chief Paul Langel
Fire Marshal Division Chief Paul Langel
772-621-3382
plangel@slcfd.org

Fire Marshal

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. 

Lieutenant Wayne Boyer

Captain Wayne Boyer
772-621-3378
wboyer@slcfd.org

Community Risk Reduction Captain

Captain Wayne Boyer was born in Ft. Pierce and is a graduate from Fort Pierce Westwood.  He was hired by the Fire District in 2006 and is in his 20th year overall in the fire service.  His current roles and responsibilities within the Community Risk Reduction Division is the Site Plan Developer, Fire Inspector/Investigator, and the Water Supply Officer (Liaison between water purveyors and the Fire District).  This is a managerial level position within the CRR Division as he provides mentorship, budgetary planning, and oversees many of the programs and projects such as FIREWISE, Planning and Developing Lists, Fire Marshal Lists, and the Fire District’s Water Supply Officer (ISO).  His education includes a Master’s degree in Public Safety Leadership with specialization in Emergency Management and minor in Fire Administration through Capella University.  His Bachelor’s degree is in Public Safety Administration through Indian River State College.

Captain Boyer has attended the Managing Officer Program at the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  He is a certified Life Safety Inspector 1, Instructor 3, Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator and a State of Florida Hazardous Materials Technician and Paramedic.  He is one of 463 internationally designated Fire Officers through the Center of Public Safety Excellence and holds the rank of MiFireE designation through the Institution of Fire Engineers. 

Tony Jerger Plans Examiner
Tony Jerger, Plans Examiner
772-621-3373
tjerger@slcfd.org

Plans Review


Tony Jerger is the Fire District's full-time Plans Examiner,  Tony is responsible for ensuring that all new commercial construction, multi-family residential construction, and fire protection system plans are reviewed for fire and building code compliance prior to the issuance of permits.
The Plans Examiner works closely with his counterparts in the Building Departments of the City of Fort Pierce, the City of Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County in order to maintain consistent standards across jurisdictional boundaries.

Fire Inspections & Investigations


The Division staffs five State-certified Fire Safety Inspectors. Each of the inspectors is responsible for inspecting both new and existing commercial and multi-family residential occupancies for life safety compliance throughout the county. 

These dual-function personnel also perform Fire Investigations. In this role, each of the investigators is responsible for determining the origin and cause of all fires that occur within the District. The Bureau, also called the Fire Marshal's Office, works closely with the State Fire Marshal's Office when investigating and prosecuting arson cases.


Inspector Investigator Jesse Almand
Investigator  K9 Handler  Joseph Cox
Lieutenant Salomon Rincon
Inspector/Investigator Lieutenant Jesse Almand772-621-3385
jalmand@slcfd.org

Inspector/Investigator Joe Cox
772-621-3374
jcox@slcfd.org
Inspector/Investigator Lieutenant Salomon Rincon
772-621-3383
srincon@slcfd.org

Inspector Investigator Brian Putnum
Camy the Accelerant Detection Canine
Camy the Accelerant Detection Canine 
Handled by Inspector/Investigator Joe Cox
772-621-3374
jcox@slcfd.org
Inspector/Investigator Brian Putnam
772-621-3381
bputnam@slcfd.org

Any company wishing to submit plans for Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler or Fire Suppression must be registered with The Compliance Engine database.
Plans from companies not registered will not be processed until registration is complete and verified. Visit www.thecomplianceengine.com

Related Documents

Kelly Machado Administrative Assistant

Kelly Machado
Community Risk Reduction Administrative Assistant
Phone: 772-621-3344
Fax: 772-621-3604
kmachado@slcfd.org