DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION











                   
                                      
 
Benjamin Mickuleit
  Fire Chief
   
 Shawn Brant
Deputy Fire Chief

       Linda Richter 
Administrative Assistant



Chief Mickuleit has been a full-time member of the Matlacha/ Pine Island Fire Control District since September 2004 when he was hired as a firefighter.

Chief Mickuleit has an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration to accompany his various other field-related certifications. In addition, he has completed his Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership/ Fire Rescue Executive Leadership.


He is a proud husband and father. He and his wife have two young daughters keeping them busy at home.


Shawn started his career as a firefighter at Immokalee Fire Department in November 1999. As a young boy, his dad always brought him to Matlacha to go fishing. So, it wasn’t surprising that when a position opened up at the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department, he immediately applied. He was hired in November 2000 as a firefighter. Eventually, he became an Engineer to most recently, Deputy Chief.

Shawn has his Associates Degree in Fire Science and is currently working on completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Administration. He is also a certified Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Fire Instructor, along with many more fire related certifications.

Shawn is happily married to his high school sweetheart and is the proud father of a teenage son.
“It has been my privilege to serve this close knit community for 17 years. I will strive to work diligently with Chief Mickuleit to continue, as well as improve, the high level of service of the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department.”

 

 

Administrative Assistant Richter moved to Pine Island in 1979 and has been with the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District since January 1992. Mrs. Richter has an Associate’s in Science Degree.  

Mrs. Richter is married, has three children, and one granddaughter and one grandson.