Battalion Chief Paul Smith joined the department in January 1996. He joined because his friend and neighbor, BC Castle asked him to. BC Smith is the battalion chief assigned to the Support division and is also an EMR.
What he likes best about being on the department is being able to help people and working on the equipment.
He retired from the phone company about seven years ago and has thus far spent his “retirement” farming. He and his wife raise lambs. BC Smith is also a self-described “motorhead” and says that the fire equipment is a lot of fun to work on!