“ It is an honor to serve the citizens of the Pace Fire Rescue District as your Fire
Chief. I am committed to insuring you have highly trained professionals who can competently
and professionally perform the task to mitigate your emergency.
I am extremely proud
of our staff here at Pace Fire Rescue District. The men and woman who serve the citizens
and visitors of the District work vigilantly each and every day to deliver the best
possible assistance. The delivery of services by our personnel is accomplished through
a team approach. It is through this approach that the crews are able to stabilize
the sick and injured through Basic and Advanced Life Support medical services, or
provide fire suppression - accomplishing the vital tasks that are necessary to stabilize
the situation. The building of a quality team has been accomplished through many
hours of hard work, training and dedication.
The District utilizes modern firefighting
techniques and aggressively performs interior fire attacks utilizing modern equipment
and tactics. Our crews along with our Automatic Aid partners work under an Incident
Command System which greatly improves efficiency and safety on the fire ground.
reality is that most of the residents living within the District will never actually
have to utilize the Fire services, but it is our commitment that in those times when
you do have a need of assistance, whether emergency or non-emergency, we will be
there to deliver professional services that meet or exceed your expectations. If you
ever encounter a situation where we did not perform up to your expectations, please
feel free to contact me at 850-994-6884 or by e-mail at email@example.com.”
Chief Whitfield was appointed Chief of the Department in April 2016.
He earned his Associates Degree from Troy University in General Education and graduated
Summa Cum Laude from Waldorf College with his Bachelors Degree in Fire Administration.
He is also a graduate of the Emergency Services Leadership Institute.