Training & Safety


The mission of the St. Lucie County Fire District's Training and Safety Division is to provide comprehensive and effective training for our Fire District professionals. We strive to be innovative and creative in the development and delivery of quality training programs, while also fostering professional development among our personnel.


The Training and Safety Division is responsible for the initial training and continual education for 386 certified firefighters.


Some of the many ongoing projects include:
  • ACLS/CPR Recertification
  • Annual Airport Training
  • EMT/Paramedic Refresher, Recertification
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
  • Field Training Officer Program
  • Fire Officer Compliance
  • Firefighter Candidate Orientation
  • Firefighter Survival/RIT
  • Hazardous Materials Response Training
  • High Rise Firefighting
  • Incident Command/NIMS
  • Infection Prevention / Immunization

  • Medical Review Board
  • Officer Development
  • Paramedic Apprenticeship
  • Pump Operator Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement
  • Radiological Emergency Response
  • Research and Development Program
  • Standard Operating Guidelines Development/Revision
  • Video and Audio Development
  • Wildland Firefighting

Training Division Chief

Division Chief Chad Crouse

Training Chief Chad Crouse

Training & Safety Division Personnel

Lieutenant Shane Kozac
AJ Young
FF/PM Oscar Leiva

Lt. Shane Kozac

Lt. A.J. Young

FF/PM Oscar Leiva

Fontanals Daniel
Lt. Jonathan Fraga
Lt. Ryan Prussing

Lt.  Daniel Fontanals

Lt. Jonathan Fraga

Lt. Ryan Prussing