Deputy Chief Donatto has over 32 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 9 years. Prior to joining Palm Beach Fire Rescue, he worked for Riviera Beach Fire Rescue for 23 years, retiring as their Deputy Fire Chief. He has a 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, the current Chair of the FFCA EMS Section, and a member of the FFCA Government Relations Committee. He also serves as the current chair of the Palm Beach County EMS Advisory Council and the current President of the Fire Chiefs Association of Palm Beach County. In addition he currently serves on the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Level of Service Committee and the Palm Beach County Regional Hazardous Materials Response Oversight Committee.