Fire Chiefs

Fire Chief Steven Hudson

Steven Hudson has been serving Monroe County Fire Rescue's residents since December 2012. He began his career with Monroe County Fire Rescue as a Battalion Chief before being promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations in June 2015. Hudson is committed to the continuous improvement of Emergency Services for the communities of the beautiful Florida Keys. 

Prior to Monroe County, Hudson served 28 years as a firefighter and paramedic in Oakland Park, Florida. His professional firefighting experience in career and combination fire departments also includes Driver Engineer, Lieutenant, Training Officer, Plans Reviewer, Battalion Chief, and Operations Chief. 

Hudson is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and has a Master’s degree of Science; Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership.

Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal

  • Chief RL Colina

Division Chief of Aviation 

  • Chief Alvin "Cab" Bentley

Battalion Chief of Administration 

  • Chief Mark Thompson

Battalion Chief of Training

  • Chief Charlie Mather

Battalion Chief of Operations

  • Chief Francisco Perez-Diaz
  • Chief David Sebben
  • Chief Ryan Johnson

Monroe County Fire Rescue Customer Satisfaction Survey

Fire & Ambulance Board of Governors District 1

Member Affiliation
David Rice Monroe County
Craig Cates Monroe County
Bruce Halle City of Layton
Greg Lewis City of Layton