Fire Rescue Chief & Director of Emergency Management Darrel Donatto

Fire Rescue Chief Donatto has over 37 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 14 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 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 2nd Vice President on the FFCA Board of Directors, as the Board Liasion to the FFCA EMS Section, and 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.


                                      Deputy Chief Donatto