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Administration is responsible for the oversight of the Department, including creating policies and procedures and budget.

Ryan W. Lamb, Fire Chief
Ryan W. Lamb Fire chief

Ryan. W. Lamb began his career as a volunteer Firefighter in Punta Gorda, FL.  He was hired by the Cape Coral Fire Department in 2005 and was promoted to Fire Division Chief of Professional Standards in 2014.  He also has served in the positions of Firefighter, Engineer/Driver, Paramedic Field Training Officer, Acting Lieutenant and Battalion Chief. In 2017, Chief Lamb received the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.  The CFO program recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in seven measured components including experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement and technical competence.  There are 1,305 CFOs worldwide. Chief Lamb holds a Master’s in Administration from Barry University and a Bachelor’s in Public Safety Administration from St. Petersburg College.  He currently is enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. 

  Linda Kurzmann Senior administrative Specialist

Linda Kurzmann
, Senior Administrative Specialist

(239) 242-3604

  Robert Topoleski, Fire Deputy Chief
Robert Topoleski Fire Deputy ChiefRobert Topoleski is originally from Toledo, OH and decided to follow in the footsteps, both literally and figuratively, of his grandfather who had retired from the Toledo Fire Department and moved to Fort Myers Beach. He began his career with the Cape Coral Fire Department in April, 1990 and promoted to Fire Deputy Chief in October, 2015. Deputy Chief Topoleski holds an Associate’s Degree in Science (Fire Science Technology) from Edison Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. Within the Department, the Fire Deputy Chief is second only to the Fire Chief/Emergency Management (EM) Director and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Fire Department, including managing the budget and overseeing the Divisions of Support, Operations, Professional Standards, and Emergency Management. Deputy Chief Topoleski's principle is to not just work to succeed today, but to set up for success tomorrow as well.

Daphne Adams Accounts Coordinator
Daphne Adams
Accounts Coordinator