David J. Garofalo Sr., City Commissioner/Fire Captain
brings a unique perspective and passion to the Foundation as a former City Commissioner of North Port, Florida, where Denise was murdered.
He also has been on the front lines of public safety for 16 years as a Florida State Certified Fire Fighter serving as Fire Captain and Paramedic for the Pasco County, Florida Fire Department.
David's commitment to public service is further demonstrated in his
current position as Chairman of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Sarasota/Manatee Counties Florida
, board member for the Tourist Development Council as well as the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority
As a member of the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Board
of the National League of Cities
intends to be a national voice for the foundation and their mission of promoting standardized training and certification for all 9-1-1 telecommunicators.
adds, "I can't think of a more important cause to be part of than assuring that all persons in that first link of the Chain of Survival are properly trained and certified and that sufficient funding is provided for this purpose.