Division ChiefDivision Chief Keith Smith


The Administration Division is led by Division Chief Keith Smith. Chief Smith has been with the City of Gainesville Fire Department for more than 24 years.  He has served as a Firefighter, Driver, Lieutenant and Captain on the suppression side, and as Division Captain for Support Services. He was promoted to Division Chief in February 2014.

His job duties include the following;

  • Departmental Budget & Finance
  • Purchasing
  • Grant / File Management
  • Managing the GSAR TF1 program
  • Maintaining the EMS supplies, training and First Responder Licensure for the department
  • Responding on incidents involving technical rescue or hazardous materials
  • Promotional Assessments
  • Serves as the Public Information Officer
  • ISO Documentation & Inspection Coordination
  • Hose & Hydrant Testing & Documentation
  • Special Event Coordination

Chief Smith is a member of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs and the Georgia State Firefighters Association.  He is a board member for The Guest House and a volunteer with the Salvation Army.

Should you have any questions about the Gainesville Fire Department please do not hesitate to contact Division Chief Smith at (770) 534-3612.