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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Marc Pate Completes National Executive Officer Program

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Deputy Fire Chief Marc Pate is now certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The training he successfully completed, Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP), is the flagship program of the National Fire Academy (an entity of FEMA). The NFA is located on the National Emergency Training Center campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

“During the EFO program I developed new skills, built a network with other chief officers across the country and cultivated lifelong friendships. It was great watching each other grow professionally and personally over four years. The experience will help me better serve others,” said the chief.

This special certification is only for senior fire officers and challenges students to apply classroom knowledge to existing situations in their communities. The EFOP courses are fire administration-focused and include:

  • Executive Development, the entry-level course centered on leadership and performing adaptive work with others.
  • Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction, a mixture of philosophy and tasks related to community risk reduction and developing partnerships with the community.
  • Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management, enables students to better prepare communities for large-scale, multiagency, all-hazard incidents.
  • Executive Leadership, examines all aspects of executive-level leadership and ties together the educational experiences of the three previous years of training.

Marc, like other students, was required to take written exams and submit real-life situation projects for evaluation.

Deputy Chief Pate is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a master’s degree in Public Administration and Homeland Security. He’s been a member of the Plano Fire-Rescue family for 23 years. Marc is a former Marine and member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He oversees training and safety for the fire department.

Team Plano, let’s congratulate Deputy Fire Chief Marc Jason Pate on this milestone achievement! (Marc is third from the left on the top row.)

Marc Pate at FEMA grad

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