The administrative battalion chief works a Monday through Friday schedule and provides highly responsible and technical assistance to command staff. The admin BC is assigned management of specific divisions, programs and/or administrative duties, as designated by the fire chief.
Battalion Chief Chad Crouse
Battalion Chief Dane Vachon
The operations battalion chief works a 24-hour shift schedule. They oversee the operations, personnel, and stations in their zone during their respective shifts.
BC2 is housed at fire station 16 in the southwest quadrant of the county and is responsible for the operations of stations 10,13,14,16,17 and the Field Training Officer in zone 2 (FTO2). Battalion Chief 2 responds to all major incidents in the western area of the county, which includes; Tradition Medical Center (TMC) and the biotech corridor, emergency room at Darwin Square, Martin Memorial Medical Center, Brennity Assisted Living complex, two residential airparks, and two water treatment plants.
BC3 is housed at fire station 3, on Ravenswood Lane near Sportsman Park and is responsible for the operations of stations 3,5,8,12 and the Field Training Officer in zone 3 (FTO3). BC3 responds to all major incidents in the southeast area of the county, which includes the St. Lucie Medical Center (SLMC), the City Center complex, the Port St. Lucie City Hall, the Port St. Lucie Police Department complex, the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant and the Saint Lucie River with its many tributaries.
Battalion Chief Mike Leisen
Battalion Chief Dan Mikels
Battalion Chief Warren Millard
BC4 is housed at fire station 4, adjacent to the Treasure Coast International Airport and is responsible for the operations of stations 2,4,7,9,15 and Air Rescue. BC4 responds to all major incidents in the northern end of the county, including: the airport, several industrial parks, the port of Fort Pierce, the county, state and federal courthouses and Harbor Branch. In addition, BC4 is responsible for all shift training, and paramedic apprenticeship program.