Chief Traylor has been Fire Chief at Crestview since 1993. He is retired from the United States Air Force having completed 28 years and obtaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and holding the position of Deputy Fire Chief for Eglin Air Force Base.
He has a degree in Fire Science and is certified by the International Fire Congress as a Fire Investigator 2, Fire Instructor 2, Fire Officer and a Fire Inspector 2. He is certified by the NFPA as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist.
He is a member of the Florida Fire Chief's Association, the Southeastern Fire Chief's Association, and the International Fire Chief's Association. He is a member of the International Chief's Terrorism Working Group.
Chief Traylor is married and has three grown sons.