Naylor joins from Williams Fire and Hazard Control in Port Arthur, Texas, with extensive experience leading safety management and emergency service teams.
‘Training programs and student experience will benefit greatly from his land- and marine-based firefighting expertise,’ said Joseph E. Farrell, III, VP business development at Resolve.
Highly decorated in fire service
For the past 23 years, Naylor has been a driving force behind Williams’ response teams, earning the prestigious Red Adair Industrial Community Award. Highly decorated in the fire service industry, he began his career in Fort Lauderdale as a seaport firefighter. He originally worked with the Resolve Marine Academy to design and install the Gray Manatee Fire Trainer, the cornerstone of Resolve’s live-action training programs.
Naylor achieved his fire-service expertise from years on the front lines as an active firefighter where his real-life experiences translated into leadership success as a fire officer and emergency response director.
Incorporating real-world challenges into the classroom
Under his guidance, the Resolve Maritime Academy will have the ability to incorporate real-world challenges learned from Naylor’s fire-service career into classroom learning.
‘My passion has always centered on education and training, from the beginning when I was the student to now where I am still a student and an educator,’ Naylor said. His strategic plans for the Resolve Maritime Academy’s ‘As Real As It Gets’ certified programs are being designed to provide in-depth fire, safety, service and navigational training for land and maritime professionals.