Battalion Chiefs – Operations
The three fire department battalion chiefs respond to fire and emergency medical calls, maintain records, and statistics pertaining to fire and rescue responses along with company fire inspections, training activities and the maintenance of facilities and equipment. The battalion chief assigns specific tasks for the lieutenants and crews on a regular basis.
At a fire scene, the battalion chief determines the method of fire attack, supervises the laying of hose lines, and directs the fire streams to extinguish and contain fires. At most emergency scenes, the battalion chief assumes command, is the authority having jurisdiction, and represents the fire department.
Dan Devlin began his career as a Firefighter with the Winter Park Fire Department in July 2002. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and to his current position of Battalion Chief in October 2018.
Mark Adams grew up in the Winter Park area graduating from Winter Park High School in 1982 and The University of Florida in 1988. Mark served the Winter Park Fire Department as an Explorer from 1981 until becoming a Reserve Firefighter in late 1982 and began as a full time Firefighter from 1983 until 1986 when he returned to school to pursue other interests. After nine years out of the fire service, Mark returned to the Winter Park Fire Department in January 1995. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2000 and to Battalion Chief in 2007.
Mark currently resides in DeLand with his wife and their two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys the beach, following Gator athletics, playing golf, and being with his family.
Michael Templeton started with Winter Park as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 1993. He was promoted to Engineer in 2000 and then to Lieutenant in 2003. After spending 12 years assigned to T61 he was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2015.
|Victoria Devereaux||A-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Scott McAuley||A-Shift Lieutenant / EMT|
|Tod Meadors||A-Shift Captain / EMS Supervisor|
|Tom Tobin||A-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Stephen Zaldana||A-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Dave Devereaux||B-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Brad Grainger||B-Shift Captain / EMS Supervisor|
|Damien Pillay||B-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Rich Taylor||B-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Michael Ulmer||B-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Chris Gattis||C-Shift Captain / EMS Supervisor|
|Scott Ketcham||C-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Trey Merrick||C-Shift Lieutenant / Paramedic|
|Gene Rodriguez||C-Shift Lieutenant / EMT|
|Eric Wheaton||C-Shift Lieutenant / EMT|
|Eric Bender||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Joe Celletti||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Alfredo Escalera||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Scott Fryer||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Nathan Foll||Firefighter / EMT|
|Jake Gercak||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Steve Griffin||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Rob Harkins||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Brent Phillips||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Kyle Hoag||Firefighter / EMT|
|Gregory Quigley||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Pat Rutherford||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Brett Stake||Firefighter / EMT|
|Keith Streger||Firefighter / EMT|
|Travis Tacner||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Blakely Vasen||Firefighter / EMT|
|Brenda Weber||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Paul Ashton||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Mike Bass||Engineer / Paramedic|
|John Bonnell||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Rodney Childers||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Aaron Cravey||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Kevin Dixon||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Todd Foll||Firefighter / EMT|
|Connor Heiskell||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|David Hughes||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Angela Jackson||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Joe Long||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Gary Mitchell||Engineer / EMT|
|Christina Napier||Firefighter / EMT|
|Nick Petravich||Firefighter / EMT|
|Kevin Powers||Firefighter / EMT|
|Quint Wharton||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Brandon Williams||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Brenden Ankeny||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Vance Berry||Firefighter / EMT|
|Dudley Brearly||Firefighter / EMT|
|Dan Brown||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Jonathan Castro||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Ross Cravey||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Jermaine Daniels||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Mike Gonzalez||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Erica Hall||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Anthony Mehrtens||Firefighter / EMT|
|Tim Millard||Engineer / Paramedic|
|Bryan Moman||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Brennan Moore||Firefighter / EMT|
|Richard Ribar||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Drew Schaumann||Firefighter / EMT|
|Hector Rivera||Firefighter / Paramedic|
|Mark Vaughn||Firefighter / EMT|
Station 61 | 343 West Canton Avenue
The City’s newest facility was officially opened on June 6, 2003. The Public Safety Facility contains the administrative operations of both the Police and Fire Departments as well as the operations of Fire Station 61.
Station 61 Vehicles
Placed in service spring 2017 as a fully staffed Advanced Life Support (ALS) engine. This engine carries 750 gallons of water and has a pumping capability of 1750 gallons of water per minute.
Truck 61 was placed in service in October 2012 as the City’s first Tractor Drawn Aerial. A fully staffed ALS Truck Company capable of over 100′ ladder raise, as well as as on board CAFS.
Rescue 61 placed in service September 2015 as a fully staffed ALS unit. This rescue was designed with attendant and patient safety in mind. Equipped with Stryker Powerlift Stretcher and an additional 110volt air conditioning unit for constant temperature control in the patient compartment. Rescue 61 is a “second generation” model of the Action Safe Area.
EMS Supervisor – EMS 61
This vehicle is assigned to the EMS Supervisor and serves as the immediate on-scene Medical Control Unit. It has command unit capabilities as well as additional medical supplies and equipment.
Running out of station headquarters “61” downtown, this unit is assigned to the Battalion Chief who is the Incident Commander on scene. Battalion 61 is equipped with all necessary equipment and tools needed to effectively manage and control any scene.
Marine Rescue Boat-Marine 61
Capable of navigating through the canals and city lakes, Marine 61 is responsible for all water rescues. Features 40hp 4 stroke Yamaha motor, retractable diving platform, large removable seats which double as floating storage bins, and a flat non-skid floor for optimal stability and balance while performing rescues. Placed in service summer of 2008.
Station 62 | 300 S. Lakemont Avenue
Originally built in 1969, Station 62 was completely renovated in 2001. All the details of the Station 62 renovation on our site. The station now features individual crew quarters and newly renovated living spaces.
Station 62 Vehicles
Engine 62 was placed in service spring 2017 and continues to be one of the City’s busiest Companies. This engine carries 750 gallons of water and is equipped with hydraulic extrication tools. Engine 62 is a fully staffed Advance Life Support (ALS) unit.
Rescue 62 is the second of two, fully staffed ALS transport units. It was part of the initial rescue redesign to improve patient and attendant safety. After more than 18 months of design and testing it was placed in service fall 2013. Rescue 62 is also equipped with Stryker Powerlift Stretcher and additional 110volt air conditioning unit.
Squad 6 was placed in service July 2002 as the primary support unit for the department’s Technical Rescue Team. This multi-purpose vehicle carries equipment for trench and confined space rescues, as well as a compressed air cascade system to re-fill SCBA cylinders.
Station 64 | 1439 Howell Branch Road
This facility was assumed from Orange County Fire Rescue in July 2002. Station 64 was originally part of the Goldenrod – Domeric Fire Protection District and in 1981 became part of the Orange County Fire Rescue System. Due to annexations by the City of Winter Park, operational responsibility was transferred to Winter Park over a three-year period. More information regarding the Station 64 Project can be found on our web site.
Station 64 Vehicles
Engine 64 was originally placed in service as Engine 61 in July 2001. After arrival of new pierce pumpers it was refurbished and reassigned as Engine 64 in March 2007. Engine 64 carries 750 gallons of water and is capable of delivering 1750 gallons of water per minute. This engine is equipped with hydraulic extrication tools and is a fully staffed Advance Life Support (ALS) unit.
Reserve Engine 161
While being one of the first Quantum ALS Pumpers in the department Engine 161 was originally Engine 61. This engine carries 750 gallons of water and capable of pumping 1500 gallons per minute of water. It was placed in reserve status March 2011.
Reserve Truck 161
This unit was placed in service September 2015.
Reserve Rescue 64
Rescue 64 is the twin to Rescue 62 and features the same redesign and improvements in patient and attendant safety. Despite being in reserve status, Rescue 64 carries full Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment at all times enabling it to be activated and placed in service at moments notice.