Chief Smith has been with North Richland Hills Fire-Rescue since June 1, 2005. Chief Smith promoted to Driver Engineer in 2013, Captain in 2016, Battalion Chief in 2018, and is now the Training Division Chief as of May 11, 2019. He currently oversees the Training Program for the Fire Department.
Chief Smith is a certified Paramedic and holds the following certifications from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection:
Master Structure Firefighter
Fire Officer IV
Basic Wild Land Firefighter
Advanced Fire Inspector
Incident Safety Officer
Chief Smith is also a Hazardous Devices Technician on the NEFDA Bomb Squad certified through the FBI.