Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Wildfire Mitigation Contacts

Select a region in Florida to find a Mitigation Specialists...


Select a region in Florida to find a list of Mitigation Specialists.
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Homeowners must become partners in fire protection. But there is also an important role for architects, builders, insurance agents, elected officials, planners, and educators—everyone who helps shape our communities.

Contact the Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for your county and find out how you and your neighbors can take action now to protect your community from wildfire.

REGION 1: The Panhandle

Blackwater Forestry Center
COUNTIES: Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa

CONTACT
Joe Zwierzchowski, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Florida Forest Service
6089 Old Bagdad Hwy.
Milton, FL 32583
(850) 626-5310 
(850) 957-6143 Fax
Joe.Zwierzchowski@FreshFromFlorida.com
Twitter:  @FFS_Blackwater 

Chipola Forestry Center
COUNTIES: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Walton, Washington

CONTACT 
Hannah Bowers, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist 
715 W. 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32401-2238
(850) 691-0813 
(850) 625-6621 Cell
(850) 872-4879 Fax
Hannah.Bowers@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Chipola 

Tallahassee Forestry Center
COUNTIES: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla

CONTACT 
Todd Schroeder, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Tallahassee Forestry Center
865 Geddie Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32304-8671
(850) 681-5960
(850) 519-0666 Cell
Todd.Schroeder@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Leon 


REGION 2: North Florida

Perry District
COUNTIES: Dixie, Lafayette, Madison, Taylor

CONTACT 
Vacant. Please contact the Perry District Office
Florida Forest Service
618 Plantation Rd.
Perry, FL 32348-6239
(850) 838-2299
Twitter:  @FFS_Perry 

Suwannee Forestry Center
COUNTIES: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee, Union

CONTACT 
Doc Bloodworth, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
137 SE Forestry Cir.
Lake City, FL 32025-3852
(386) 243-6228
(386) 623-4281 Cell
(386) 243-6244 Fax
Doc.Bloodworth@FreshFromFlorida.com
Twitter:  @FFS_Suwannee 

Jacksonville District
COUNTIES: Clay, Duval, Nassau

CONTACT 
Annaleasa Winter, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Jacksonville District Office 
7247 Big Oaks Rd.
Bryceville, FL 32009-1901
(904) 266-8362 
(904) 705-3931 Cell
(904) 266-8353 Fax
Annaleasa.Winter@FreshFromFlorida.com
Twitter:  @FFS_Jax 

Waccasassa Forestry Center
COUNTIES: Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Putnam

CONTACT 
Ludie Bond, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist 
Waccasassa Forestry Center 
5353 NE 39th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609-2606
(352) 395-4943 
(352) 258-6084 Cell
(352) 395-4959 Fax
Ludie.Bond@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Waccasassa 


REGION 3: Central Florida

Bunnell District
COUNTIES: Flagler, St. Johns, Volusia

CONTACT 
Julie Allen, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
5001 U.S. Hwy. 1, N.
Bunnell, FL 32110-4349
(386) 585-6156 
(386) 503-7351 Cell
(386) 585-6148 Fax
Julie.Allen@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Bunnell 

Withlacoochee Forestry Center
COUNTIES: Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Pasco, Sumter

CONTACT 
Judi Tear, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Withlacoochee Forestry Center
15019 Broad St.
Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
(352) 797-4133
(352) 400-1218 Cell
(352) 797-4105 Fax
Judith.Tear@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Withlacooch 

Orlando District
COUNTIES: Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Seminole

CONTACT 
Cliff Frazier, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
8431 S. Orange Blossom Trl.
Orlando, FL 32809-7908
(407) 888-8780
(407) 637-6592 Cell
(407) 888-8761 Fax
Clifford.Frazier@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Orlando 

Lakeland District
COUNTIES: Hillsborough, Polk, Pinellas

CONTACT 
W. Todd Chlanda, Fire Prevention Specialist 
Lakeland District Office
5745 S. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33813-2529
(863) 940-6711
(863) 529-6847 Cell
(863) 648-3169 Fax
William.Chlanda@FreshFromFlorida.com
Twitter:  @FFS_Lakeland 


REGION 4: South Florida

Myakka River District
COUNTIES: Charlotte, Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, Sarasota

CONTACT 
Patrick M. Mahoney, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
4723 53rd Ave. E.
Bradenton, FL 34203-4199
(941) 213-6984  
(941) 737-9056 Cell
(941) 213-6973 Fax
Patrick.Mahoney@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Myakka 

Okeechobee District
COUNTIES: Glades, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie

CONTACT 
Melissa Yunas, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist 
Okeechobee District, Florida Forest Service
5520 Peacock Rd.
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34950-3116
(772) 467-3008
(772) 260-0053 Cell
Melissa.Yunas@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Okeechobee 

Caloosahatchee Forestry Center
COUNTIES: Collier, Hendry, Lee

CONTACT 
Samantha Quinn, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Caloosahatchee Forestry Center
10941 Palm Beach Blvd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33905-5904
(239) 690-8018
(239) 690-8002 Fax
Twitter:  @FFS_Cafc 

Everglades District
COUNTIES: Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe

CONTACT 
Scott Peterich, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist 
Loxahatchee Forestry Station* 
600 “D” Rd.
Loxahatchee, FL 33470-4827
(561) 791-4725
(954) 347-8062 Cell
(561) 791-4746 Fax
Scott.Peterich@FreshFromFlorida.com 
Twitter:  @FFS_Everglades 

*Loxahatchee is on Highway 80/98 in Palm Beach County