Commission Confirms Schollmeyer As Fire Rescue Chief
By Space Coast Daily // March 18, 2015
joined BREVARD FIRE RESCUE as firefighter in 1989
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Commission officially confirmed Mark Schollmeyer as Brevard County Fire Rescue’s new fire chief during a ceremony on Tuesday morning in Viera.
Chief Schollmeyer replaces former Chief Larry Collins, who left the department in September.
Since Colllins’ departure, Schollmeyer has served as interim chief.
Schollmeyer is a 26-year Brevard County Fire Rescue veteran with a passion for teaching and mentoring others.
Beginning in 1989 as a firefighter, he rose through the ranks of BCFR over the years serving as a Lieutenant, District Chief of Operations, District Chief of Training, Interim Fire Chief and now Chief.
A graduate of Barry University, Schollmeyer is also an instructor at Eastern Florida State College and Port Canaveral Maritime Training Academy.
Brevard County Fire Rescue provides fire suppression services for unincorporated Brevard County and currently operates:
• 31 Fire Stations
• 17 ALS Fire Engines
• 4 ALS Ladder Trucks
• 29 ALS Ambulances
• 22 Brush Trucks
• 1 Hazardous Materials Truck
• 2 Breathing Air Units
• 5 District Chiefs
• 2 Fire/Rescue Boats
• 1 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Tractor Trailer
• 1 Mobile Command Trailer
The department consists of 482 paid emergency response personnel, 70 civilian employees and 158 fire and emergency medical reservists/volunteers.
Last year, the department responded to 101,793 fire/EMS calls.