Mentor

Ninetta Violante
Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal
Decatur Fire & Rescue
Decatur, Georgia

16 Years

Ninetta may be small in stature but she is a force to be reckoned with. She graduated second in her platoon from the USMC Officer Candidate School, has a Master’s Degree in Public Health Policy and Management.

Ninetta is one of three women in an entirely female command staff. She is a HazMat Tech, EMT, Inspector and Plan Reviewer, and CPSE Fire Officer. Ninetta is in charge of the Certified Special Needs Program for the City of Decatur.

Mentoring has been a big part of Ninetta’s success in the fire service and believes that if it was not for the mentors she had, she would have quit. Her goal is for women to realize that they have others that believe in them and are cheering them on.