The Community Risk Reduction Division operates under the direction of the Fire Marshal. Its mission is to improve public safety and decrease loss of life and property through effective public education, fire inspections, and enforcement programs.
The Fire Marshal, Captain Wayne Boyer, under the direction of Deputy Chief Mike Merritt, supervises the four related functions of the Community Risk Reduction Division which include site and building review, fire inspections, fire investigations and public education.
Fire Marshal Captain Wayne Boyer
Captain Wayne Boyer was born in Ft. Pierce and is a graduate from Fort Pierce Westwood. He was hired by the Fire District in 2006 and is in his 20th year overall in the fire service. 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 Master’s degree in Public Safety Leadership with specialization in Emergency Management and minor in Fire Administration through Capella University. His Bachelor’s degree is in Public Safety Administration through Indian River State College.
Captain Boyer has attended the Managing Officer Program at the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is a certified Life Safety Inspector 1, Instructor 3, Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator and a State of Florida Hazardous Materials Technician and Paramedic. He is one of 463 internationally designated Fire Officers and one 189 Fire Marshals through the Center of Public Safety Excellence and holds the rank of MIFireE designation through the Institution of Fire Engineers.
Brian Putnam is one of the Fire District's full-time Plans Examiners. Brian is responsible for ensuring that all new commercial construction, multi-family residential construction, and fire protection system plans are reviewed for fire and building code compliance prior to the issuance of permits.
The Plans Examiner works closely with his counterparts in the Building Departments of the City of Fort Pierce, the City of Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County in order to maintain consistent standards across jurisdictional boundaries.
Inspector/Investigator Lt. Andres Elizondo
Inspector/Investigator La Toya Young
Any company wishing to submit plans for Fire Alarm, Fire Sprinkler or Fire Suppression must be registered with The Compliance Engine database.
Plans from companies not registered will not be processed until registration is complete and verified. Visit www.thecomplianceengine.com
Community Risk Reduction Manager