Assistant Chief Daniel LaTour entered the fire service in 1998 as a volunteer firefighter in Walton County and began his career at SWFD in 2002. Prior to his promotion to Assistant Chief of Support Services in March of 2021, Chief LaTour rose through the ranks of Firefighter/Paramedic, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and District Chief. As District Chief he oversaw SWFD’s Light Technical Rescue Team. Chief LaTour currently holds an A.S. Degree in Emergency Medical Services, Florida Fire Officer II certification, is a graduate of the Florida Fire Chief’s Association Emergency Services Leadership Institute and is a FLUSAR Rescue Specialist. Assistant Chief LaTour oversees the Support Services, which includes: Fleet Maintenance, Facilities, Communications, Information Technology, and the Training Division.