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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 30+ year veteran of the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department. He has been Fire Marshal since 2008 and is also responsible for the Auxiliary Program.

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 Ronald Rabon

Captain Rabon began his career with the Jacksonville Beach Fire Department in November, 2001. He volunteered with St. Johns County Fire Rescue 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 a B.A. Degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University, State Certified Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Officer I, Fire Safety Inspector, FLUSAR Rope Rescue Operations, and National Child Passenger Safety Instructor.

He is affiliated with Fire Department Safety Officers Association, Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association, National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, and Safe Kids Worldwide.

 

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.

 

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