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:
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.)