Fire Chief

Fire Chief Nate Spera joined the fire service in 1984 as a volunteer firefighter for the City of Coral Springs.  After meeting the Florida Professional Firefighter standards and becoming a Florida Certified Paramedic he was employed by the St. Lucie County Fire District in 1991. During his tenure he has served as a firefighter paramedic, field training instructor, station officer, administrative officer, and chief officer in the Operations Division.

On April 15th, 1999 Spera was one of hundreds of firefighters involved in fighting the largest conflagration in the Fire District's history when a brush fire consumed over 2,500 acres and 43 homes in Port St. Lucie. He served the Fire District during hurricanes Francis, Jeanne, Wilma, Matthew, and Irma. He was deployed to western Mississippi in the wake of hurricane Katrina as part of the Florida Fire Chiefs response plan.

In 2011 he was recognized by the Governor and cabinet as Professional Firefighter of the Year for the State of Florida, and has received several accolades for his involvement in the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County where he has served as a board member since 2005 including two terms as Board President.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern University, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Troy University. Nate and his wife, Karen, were married in 1992.  Karen is a speech pathologist for the St Lucie County School District, and they have three children, Kaitlyn, Danielle, and Sal.
Fire Chief Nate Spera
Vicki Echazabal
Vicki Echazabal
Executive Aide to the Fire Chief
St. Lucie County Fire District
5160 W Milner Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Phone: (772) 621-3312
Fax: (772) 621-3592