Chris Morton

Fire-Rescue Department (Station 45)
Title: Fire Chief
Phone: 407-539-6345
Fire Chief Chris Morton

Professional Career
Fire Chief Chris Morton is in charge of a progressive fire department, overseeing 43 firefighters and 4 civilians. He joined the Maitland Fire-Rescue Department in 2002 as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician EMT. He became a Paramedic in 2005, Engineer in 2007 and Lieutenant in 2009. Morton was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2013 and Assistant Fire Chief of Operations in January of 2019. He was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in August 2019 and Fire Chief in April 2023. 

He graduated from Lake Howell High School and attended Seminole State College for fire school. He holds an associate’s degree in emergency medical services from Valencia College, an associate’s degree in fire science and a bachelor’s degree in fire science administration from Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. He holds Fire Officer 4 and Fire Instructor 3 certifications with the State of Florida. He also holds the Chief Fire Officer designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.


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