Command Staff

Tracy McMillion



Fire Chief 

Tracy McMillion

James Hayden



James hayden

Deputy Chief of Administration


Lance Pullen


Lance Pullen

Deputy Chief of Operations

Chief Pullen was born in Trenton, NJ and moved to the sunshine state as a child.  Before the fire service, Lance worked in the construction industry for 10 years.  He is married with 2 children who all enjoy relaxing and spending quality family time together.  Chief Pullen has held the previous ranks of Firefighter/Paramedic, Engineer/Paramedic, and Captain/Paramedic. His progression through the ranks has been supplemented by a BS in Human Resources and a MA in Administration.  He currently serves as the Safety Officer for the fire department and is working towards his Chief Fire Officer Designation through the Center of Public Safety Excellence.  

Valerie Leitschuh




Valerie Leitschuh

Assistant Chief of Accreditation and Professional Standards

Chief Leitschuh has been with the Fort Myers Fire Department since 1992.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and visiting new places with her family.  She is a third-generation firefighter and respectfully acknowledges her Father Jim, husband Gordy, a Phoenix Fire Captain, and brother Alan, a Fort Myers Firefighter.  She holds an AS in Fire Science Technology, BS, and currently completing her MA in Human Resources Development and Administration from Barry University.  She has attended the National Fire Academy in Emittsburg, MD, for classes ranging from Hazardous Materials to Public Relations.  Over 29 years with the department Chief Leitschuh was the first female to hold the ranks of Engineer, Captain, and Division Chief in the history of the department.  She is the recipient of the City of Fort Myers Employee of the Year award for 2018.  

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George Camargo 

Division Chief of Operations and Training

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Rick Reynolds

Fire Marshall