Fire Rescue Chief & Director of Emergency Management Darrel Donatto
Fire Rescue Chief Donatto has over 38 years of fire service experience, serving the past 20+ of those years as a chief officer. He has been with Palm Beach Fire Rescue for the past 15 years. Prior to joining the Department, he worked for The City of Riviera Beach Fire Rescue for 23 years, retiring as their Deputy Fire Chief.
He has a Masters of Business Administration degree, Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Associate of Science degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services. He is a Florida certified Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Inspector, and Fire Instructor III.
Chief Donatto is a member of the Florida Fire Chief's Association, serving as the President on the Association, as well as the Chair of the FFCA Government Relations Committee. He also serves on the State of Florida Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee as the Fire Service Administrator representative. He is the past President of the Fire Chiefs Association of Palm Beach County.
Chief Donatto is the 2017 recipient of the Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Southeastern Associaton of Chiefs and is the 2016 recipient of the Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association.