Gov. Bryan Appoints Antonio Stevens Director of VI Fire and Emergency Medical Service

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced the appointment of Antonio Stevens as director of the VI Fire and Emergency Medical Service Tuesday during the weekly briefing at Government House on St. Thomas.

Stevens is a distinguished professional who has made significant contributions to both the military and civilian emergency response sectors in the Territory. His commitment to education, training, and leadership has solidified his status as a respected figure in the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Service, where he has continued to protect and serve the community with honor and distinction after 18 years. 

“Thank you to Gov. Albert Bryan and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach for giving me the opportunity to lead this service,” Stevens said following the announcement of his appointment. “I would also like to thank the men and women of the VIFEMS and I ask for their continued support.”

His illustrious career began in the military, where Stevens honed his discipline, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Following his time in the armed forces, Stevens transitioned to a new mission—protecting and serving his homeland through the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Service. 

It was 2006 when Stevens took the pivotal step of joining the Virgin Islands Fire Service. Over the years, he has steadily climbed the ranks, showcasing his dedication and expertise.  

Prior to being named director on Tuesday, Stevens served as acting director following the unfortunate and untimely passing of former VIFEMS Director Daryl ‘Mousy’ George in November of 2023.

Stevens had previously served as the Territorial Hazardous Material/Weapon of Mass Destruction Coordinator at VIFEMS. His responsibilities in that role included overseeing critical operations and ensuring the readiness of fire and emergency medical services to respond to hazardous incidents and mass destruction scenarios. 

“Antonio’s leadership, experience, and dedication make him the ideal candidate to lead the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Service into the future,” Gov. Bryan said on Tuesday.

Stevens holds an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Colorado Technical University.

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