Master Technician Jeff Smith was recently recognized for 32 years’ dedicated service to Fairfax County residents and for his work with the county’s Fire and Rescue Department Hazardous Material Response Team (HMRT). A senior member of the team for more than 25 years, he was the logistics manager, ensuring that members had all the equipment they needed. He also ran the equipment warehouse.
On July 30, Bill Collier, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Safety Committee chairman, went to Fairfax Center Fire Station 40 and presented Smith with the SAR Fire Safety Commendation medal. However, it was a bittersweet day, as it was also Smith’s last shift before retirement.