For Hometown News
The city of Ormond Beach has given acting Fire Chief Robert "Bob" Mandarino the full, starring role in the city's fire department.
"Chief Mandarino stepped into the acting capacity about a year ago and has done an excellent job," City Manager Joyce Shanahan said.
"Bob is a tremendous asset to our city and I have every confidence in his knowledge, skills and abilities to lead this department now and in into the future."
He replaces William "Skip" Irby, who resigned in April 2011 for personal reasons.
Chief Mandarino has more than 16 years experience as a fire fighter. He began with the department in February 1997 and has served as a driver engineer, lieutenant, captain, acting division chief and battalion commander.
A lifelong resident of Ormond Beach, he earned a bachelor's degree at Daytona State College in supervision and management. Chief Mandarino has numerous training and education certifications and is a member of the Volusia County Fire Chiefs' Association, Florida Fire Chiefs' Association and the International Fire Chiefs' Association.