Deputy Chiefs

Deputy Chief Marti Newport

Deputy Chief Marti Newport was born in Ft. Pierce and is a proud graduate of C.A. Moore Elementary and Ft. Pierce Westwood High. She was hired by the Fire District in 1994 and has proudly served the citizens of St. Lucie County for 25 years. As Deputy Chief of Administration and Professional Standards, she supervises personnel; develops policy and procedures, provides professional development, leadership and participates in the budget planning and management process. This executive level position is responsible for providing oversight of the following areas: Training and Safety Division, Communications Division, Information and Technology (IT), Field Training Instructor Program, International Accreditation, Compliance Program and the Fire District’s Honor Guard.

Her education includes a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern College.  In addition, she has an Associate of Arts Degree, an Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services and an Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science Technology; all awarded from Indian River State College.

Deputy Chief Marti Newport is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She is a designated Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer from the Center of Public Safety Excellence and is a State of Florida Fire Officer I and Fire Instructor III.

Derek Foxx

Deputy Chief Derek Foxx of Support Services is responsible for overseeing the following departments and divisions; Human Resources, Fleet Management, Fire Prevention, Public Education, ISO national rating, and Building & Grounds. This position also assists the Fire Chief with budget management, leadership, employee programs, future Fire District needs, and mentorship of future leaders of the District.

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