Division Chiefs Admin
His educational certification include an Associate of Arts Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University, and a Master's Degree in Occupational Leadership from Columbia Southern University. Chief Cristaldi has served on a multitude of committees for the District, including the EMS Guidelines Committee, EMS Operations Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Medical Review Board Committee.
Division Chief Brian Gonzalez has served with the Fire District since 2000. He oversees logistics, human resources, risk and is the Health and Safety Officer for the Fire District. His education includes a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University as well as an Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College. Chief Gonzalez currently serves a multitude of committees for the Fire District: Safety, EMS Operations, EMS Guidelines, Medical Review Board, and Strategic Planning.
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.
Captain 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.
Division Chiefs Shift
Division Chief Aaron Shaw has served with the Fire District since 2002. Chief Shaw oversees the operations of C-Shift and is the Behavioral Health Assistance Program (BHAP) Coordinator for the Fire District. His education includes an Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Indian River State College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. Chief Shaw has served on a multitude of committees for the District: Communications Operations, Fire Operations, Standard Operating Guidelines, EMS Operations, and Strategic Planning.
5160 N. Milner Drive
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Phone: (772) 621-3332
Fax: (772) 621-3599