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 Diana Hernden came to the Iona McGregor Fire District in January of 2007, after three years as a transport paramedic with Lee County EMS. She spent her career as a firefighter/paramedic, engineer/driver, and company officer before being promoted to Division Chief in May of 2019. Chief Hernden has a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University.
DC Hernden also serves as the Southwest Regional Coordinator for the Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative, as well as the SWFL Peer Support Coordinator, working to improve the physical and mental health of first responders through education, support, and resource development. She is married with two children and enjoys spending time on our beautiful Gulf Coast waters.