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Fire Chief Completes International Professional Designation Process

Post Date:03/07/2018 1:33 PM
Fire Chief Rusty Nail has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of "Chief Fire Officer" (CFO).  The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on February 6th, 2018 to officially confer the re-designation upon Chief Nail. 
The Chief Fire Officer Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence in seven measured components including:  Experience, Education, Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Association Membership, Community Involvement and Technical Competencies.  To maintain the designation, individuals need to show they have continued to develop as a CFO in four areas: Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Active Association Membership and Community Involvement.
A Board of Review consisting of members of the fire and emergency services profession, academia, and municipal agencies review each application and recommends successful candidates for designation to the Commission.
Chief Nail has over 25 years of Fire Service experience. After volunteering with Brevard County Fire, Nail began his professional career with the City of Palm Bay before joining the City of Orlando Fire Department, serving there for over 20 years. He returned to Palm Bay Fire Rescue in 2016 and was named as Palm Bay Fire Chief in July of 2017.