Fire Chief Ben Smith

Ben Smith - 4th District Volunteer Fire Department

Ben Smith

Fire Chief
Station:
4th District Volunteer Fire Department
Email:
Academy:
Tennessee Fire & Codes Enforcement Academy
Years in fire Service:
23
Joined Station on:
1996-08-27

Bio

Chief Ben Smith
Fire Chief, Master Firefighter, Engineer, Training Officer
Unit Number: 1400

Firefighting Level: Firefighter 2
Department Join Date: September 1996
Fire Service Experience: 20 Years
Firefighting Experience: 16 Years

Experience in Other Departments:
Keith Springs Volunteer Fire Department (Belvidere, TN)
Winchester Fire Department (Winchester, TN)
Smyrna Fire Department (Smyrna, TN)
Almaville Volunteer Fire Rescue Department (Smyrna, TN)

4DVFD Advancement History:
September 1996: Explorer
November 2000: Rookie Firefighter
December 2000: Driver
November 2001: Firefighter
March 2004: Interior Firefighter
May 2004: Lieutenant
August 2004: Captain
June 2005: Assistant Chief
November 2005: Lead Firefighter
December 2007: Left 4DVFD
June 2013: Returned to 4DVFD
June 2013: Master Firefighter
June 2013: Engineer
December 2013: Fire Chief
April 2016: Training Officer

Bio:
Chief Smith has experience in multiple branches of emergency services including fire, EMS, and law enforcement. In addition to his lengthy fire service career, he has also worked as an EMT and Paramedic for many years for organizations including Rural Metro Ambulance Service, Rutherford County EMS, and A&E Emergency Services. He also formerly worked as a Deputy Sheriff at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. As Assistant Chief, he left 4DVFD in 2007 to accept a position as a full time Firefighter with Smyrna Fire Department. He returned to Winchester in 2013 to open A&E Emergency Services, of which he is the owner & EMS Chief, and also returned to 4DVFD. He also works part time for Rutherford County EMS and is a Paramedic instructor at Motlow State Community College. Chief Smith resides in Winchester with his wife Cassie and their children.

Training Record:
Boy Scouts of America - Eagle Scout (2000)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Firefighter 1 (2004)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Firefighter 1 Live Burn (2004)
Arson Detection for the First Responder (2004)
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts (2004)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Firefighter 2 (2005)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Firefighter 2 Live Burn (2005)
Advanced Arson Detection for Firefighters and Fire Officer (2005)
Federal Emergency Management Agency - NIMS 100 (2006)
Federal Emergency Management Agency - NIMS 200 (2006)
Federal Emergency Management Agency - NIMS 700 (2006)
Paramedic (2007)
Tennessee Fire Academy – Hazardous Materials Awareness (2007)
Federal Emergency Management Agency - NIMS 800 (2009)
Tennessee Fire Academy – Initial Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents: Concept Implementation (2009)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (2010)
AirEvac 19 Combined Provider Course (2010)
NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (2010)
NIMS Resource Management (2010)
NIMS Public Information Systems (2010)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2011)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (2011)
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency - NIMS 300 (2012)
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency - NIMS 400 (2012)
Tennessee Fire Academy – Hazardous Materials Operations (2012)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Fire Chief Orientation (2012)
Federal Emergency Management Agency – Leadership & Influence (2012)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Fire Inspector 1 (2012)
Critical Care Paramedic (2013)
Tennessee Fire Academy – Fire Instructor 1 (2013)
Columbia Southern University - Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science (2013)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Modern Single Family Dwelling Attack (2015)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Fire Officer 1 (2015)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Fire Officer 2 (2015)
National Wildlife Coordination Group - Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (2015)
4DVFD – Annex Confidence Course (2016)
American Heart Association – CPR (2017)
Tennessee Fire Academy - Introduction to Fire Department Pumpers Train the Trainer (2017)
Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads - Instructor 1 (2017)
Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads – Vanessa K Free (2017)
Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads – Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (2017)