New Fire Chief Has More Than A Quarter Century Of Service

New Fire Chief Has More Than A Quarter Century Of Service

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Randy Smith is looking forward to his new job so much--he gets a little tongue tied when talking about the future.

I have a plan that I’ll be discussing with my staff it's going to be a great opportunity to lead them I’m... Excited,” says Smith.  “I've been working towards this my entire career and before that.”  After the news conference smith was on the receiving end of several hugs from family and co-workers that have known him for the more than 25 years he's been with the department.  He's currently Deputy Chief of Communications.  Smith started a police cadet in 1986, and then a year later jumped to fire rescue.

“Our biggest challenge will be getting our department up to where we can provide the best service we can we're providing excellent services right now our equipment is aging but we're in the process of addressing that,” says Smith.  Mayor-Elect Sandy Stimpson said the nomination is pending approval by the Mobile City Council. 

“I am confident that he has the right experience the education and the leadership skills that the department needs at this time,” says Stimpson. 

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