The Division Chief of Logistics is charged with managing the day-to-day operations and activities of the Iona McGregor Fire District’s Logistics division. The Logistics division is composed of fleet maintenance, building and equipment maintenance, firefighter uniform, PPE and equipment, inventory, and the IT and Information Systems. Division Chief Joel A. Guzman was promoted to his current position in June of 2015.
DC Guzman began his career in public safety in September of 1995, when he was hired as an Emergency Medical Technician for Lee County EMS. He quickly promoted to the position of Paramedic and remained employed at Lee County EMS for five years. While providing emergency medical care in Lee County, Florida, alongside many fire department staff, DC Guzman became interested in the fire service. On February of 2000, DC Guzman was hired by Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue District, where he became certified as a Florida Firefighter.
DC Guzman transitioned to the Iona McGregor Fire District in 2003, where he has enjoyed a successful career. DC Guzman has promoted through the ranks and has served in the positions of Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, and now Division Chief. DC Guzman also had the honor and privilege of being elected as a Fire Commissioner for an Independent Fire District, in Florida. He held the position of secretary/treasurer for the Fire Board.
He has continuously found ways to improve his skills, knowledge and ability through training and education. He holds a Bachelors in Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Administration from Barry University. DC Guzman also holds degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services Technology from Florida Southwestern State College. He has been married for twenty-two years and has two daughters.