Division Chiefs

St. Lucie County Fire District has four division chiefs. The administrative division chief works a Monday through Friday schedule and rotates as the on call chief. The operations division chiefs work a 24-hour shift schedule and oversee the operations, personnel, and stations on their respective shifts. 

Administrative Division Chief

The administrative division chief assists in the management, planning and direction of activities to maintain the fire district’s compliance in accordance with all federal, state, and county requirements. Coordinates all aspects of the accreditation program for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining accreditation status.

Division Chief Dan Mikels

Division Chief Daniel Mikels has served with the Fire District since 2005. Chief Mikels is the Fire District's Accreditation Manager and is also involved in the ISO process to name a few. Chief Mikels is the Fire District's representative for the Local Emergency Planning Committee, is the Chair of the Employees Health and Welfare Trust, and served as an principal officer for the local labor organization. Chief Mikels participates in policy and procedure development/revisions, professional development and leadership, strategic planning, as well as any other administrative functions.

Chief Mikels served in the Operations Division as a Special Operations Firefighter, Lieutenant assigned to both an engine and aerial, Field Training Officer, and as one of the two Captains for Special Operations. His last role in the Operations Division was as  Battalion Chief 4 where he supervised a battalion as well as managed training requirements and overall EMS operations for C Shift.. His education includes a Master's Degree in Public Safety from Capella University and he is a graduate of the prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program through the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Operations Division Chiefs

Operations division chiefs are a component of the fire district's administrative command staff. They are responsible for emergency operations in the county during their shift, which includes; overseeing all battalion chiefs, the communications division, fire stations 1, 6, 11,14, and the field training 1 officers. Division Chief 1 is quartered at fire station 6 and works from the fire district's administrative complex during the day. They respond to complex and escalating emergencies throughout the county. Division Chief 1 also has a primary response area spanning from Indian River Drive to the Okeechobee county line.

Division Chief Kyle Stirrat
Division Chief Kyle Stirrat has served with the Fire District since 1995. His education includes a Bachelor's degree in Management from Warner Southern University and an Associate of Arts degree from Indian River College. Chief Stirrat served on the Special Operations Team and is State Certified in Confined Space, Haz-Mat, Trench Rescue and Rope Rescue.  Chief Stirrat oversees operations for A-Shift which is responsible for emergency service delivery to the community, including fire suppression, emergency medical responses. aeromedical responses, special operations responses and overall personnel management for his shift.

Division Chief Aaron Shaw

Division Chief Aaron Shaw has served with the Fire District since 2002.  Chief Shaw oversees the operations of B-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 serves on a multitude of committees for the Fire District: Fire Operations Committee, Standard Operating Guidelines Committee, Safety Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.

Division Chief William French
Division Chief William French has served with the Fire District since 1993. 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 French has served in multiple capacities within the Fire District including Flight Paramedic, Training & Safety Officer, and Company Officer. His experience includes managing Air Rescue Operations, the Training & Safety Division, the Critical Incident Stress Management team, the Communications Division and the Special Operations Team. Chief French currently oversees C-Shift Operations as well as the Physical Resources component of the Fire District's strategic plan.
Amy Kwasnicki

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