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Fire Chief and Command Staff

Fire Chief and Command Staff

Fire Chief David Whitmill

Chief Whitmill is a 25 year veteran of the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1996, to Captain in 2002, and to Interim Chief in 2016.

Degrees and certifications include an A.S. Degree in Marketing Management from Broward Community College, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector, and Child Safety Seat Technician.

He is a member of the Florida Fire Chief's Association and the Florida Fire Marshal's Association.

 

Command Staff

Fire Marshal Steve Sciotto

Captain Sciotto is a 35+ year veteran of the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department. He has been Fire Marshal since 2008.

Degrees and certifications include an A.S. Degree in Fire Science from St. Johns River Community College, Paramedic, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Service Instructor I, National Child Passenger Safety Seat Instructor, and American Heart Association BLS Instructor.

 

A-Shift Commander Ryan McAvoy

Captain McAvoy began his career with the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department in 1995.

Degrees and certifications include an A.S. Degree in Fire Science, an A.S. Degree in EMS, an A.A. Degree, State Certified Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector, and National Child Passenger Safety Technician.

 

B-Shift Commander R. Dallis Hunter

Captain Hunter began his career with the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department in 1998. He volunteered with 

St. Johns County Fire Rescue prior to working for the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department. He was promoted

to Lieutenant in 2004 and to Captain in 2018.

Degrees and certifications include A.S. Degree in Fire Service Management, State Certified Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Officer I, Fire Safety Inspector, Hazardous Materials Techician, Fire Service Instructor II, and National Child Passenger Safety Instructor.

 

C-Shift Commander David Rice

Captain Rice began his career with the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department in August, 2001. He was a member of the Ponte Vedra Volunteer Fire Department prior to working for the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 and to Captain in 2016.

Degrees and certifications include an A.S. Degree in Fire Science from Florida Community College at Jacksonville, State Certified Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Officer I, Fire Safety Inspector, and National Child Passenger Safety Technician.