Columbus Division of Fire

To Recognize Lieutenant Steven L. Smith, in Honor of his 39 years of Distinguished Service with the Columbus Division of Fire

WHEREAS, Lieutenant Steven L. Smith has been proudly serving the City of Columbus as an esteemed member of the Columbus Division of Fire since March 16, 1981, and was promoted to Fire Lieutenant on August 18, 2002; and

WHEREAS, since 2010, Lt. Smith has overseen the Division’s Special Events unit, where he is responsible for coordinating Fire and EMS Service for high profile events, such as Red, White and Boom, Ohio State Football games, and the Arnold Classic; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Smith has had diverse career with the Division of Fire, which includes working at the Fire Alarm Office, many years at Station 1 and Station 5, and serving as the Fire Lieutenant on 1-unit at Station 21 from 2002 to 2006; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Smith has received the respect and recognition of not only the residents of Columbus but of his colleagues, having received the Fire Chief’s Award in 2011 for his contributions to the Special Events units; and

WHEREAS, in 2017, Lt. Smith was assigned to the Division’s Recruiting unit to help the Division of Fire recruit Firefighter candidates more reflective of the diversity in the City of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Smith has acted as an ambassador for the Columbus community, ensuring that every visitor and resident is safe and welcomed when they attend events in our City; now, therefore


That this Council does hereby express its appreciation for the outstanding contributions that have been made by Lieutenant Steven L. Smith during his 39 years of public service to the City of Columbus, and this Council congratulates him on his retirement. Introduced by Council Person Mitchell Brown

Author: – Columbus Fire Station 21 “Blackjack”

City: Columbus

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Rebecca Benneth

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