League City names interim fire chief

6284029509_bfe150a71f_o_thumbJeffrey Smith will serve as the City of League City’s interim fire chief, effective Feb. 1 and will oversee the  Volunteer Fire Department, EMS, Emergency Management and Fire Marshal’s Office.

Smith was previously the fire chief for the City of Galveston from 1983-2013, and has since retired. While with Galveston, he had oversight of the city’s fire department and assisted Galveston with emergency response, recovery and rebuilding procedure during Hurricanes Rita and Ike.

He has experience in crisis management, government rebuilding, emergency management, and public safety administration. Smith is a graduate of the A.A.S. Fire Technology program at Galveston College, and graduated from the Texas Fire Chief’s Academy among many other honorable recognitions and certifications.

He is serving in the interim position after the resignation of  Fire Chief Brad Goudie, who served from August 2011-January 2015 as the city’s first paid fire chief.

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