Town of Palm Beach Fire Rescue Chief awarded Chief of the Year

Posted at 1:45 PM, Apr 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A local firefighter was named Florida's Fire Chief of the Year in Tallahassee Monday evening.

The Town of Palm Beach Fire Rescue's Deputy Chief Darrel Donatto received the honor at the 2017 Florida Fire Service Awards.

Chief Donatto has served the Town of Palm Beach Fire Rescue for more than 30 years.

His commitment to excellence has raised the department's Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating to the highest level.

ISO ratings are calculated based on several criteria including the departments emergency communications systems, fire prevention efforts and public fire safety education programs.

Chief Donatto was nominated for the award by the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association.