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 Captain, Wayne Boyer of the Community Risk Reduction Division, under the direction of the Fire Marshal, Division Chief Paul Langel, supervises three related functions: Plans Review, Fire Inspections and Fire Investigation
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.
Chief 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.
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. His current roles and responsibilities within the Community Risk Reduction Division is the Site Plan Developer, Fire Inspector/Investigator, and the Water Supply Officer (Liaison between water purveyors and the Fire District). This is a managerial level position within the CRR Division as he provides mentorship, budgetary planning, and oversees many of the programs and projects such as FIREWISE, Planning and Developing Lists, Fire Marshal Lists, and the Fire District’s Water Supply Officer (ISO). 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 through the Center of Public Safety Excellence and holds the rank of MiFireE designation through the Institution of Fire Engineers.
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 Administrative Assistant