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Division Chief

Position: Training/Operations/Safety
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It’s my pleasure to formally introduce our new Division Chief of Operation Jason Smith to the Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District. Smith comes to us from Monterey, California. Smith began his career back in 2002 as a volunteer firefighter with Felton Fire Protection District. The year after he became a full-time firefighter/engineer.

In 2007, he was promoted to Captain and was the acting Battalion Chief. In that same year, he was also hired at the Monterey Regional Airport District Fire Department as a full-time engineer. While at Monterey Regional Airport, he earned the rank and title of Lieutenant Training Officer in 2012. He was then assumed the role of acting captain for a year and was the officer in charge of his shift. In 2014, the Monterey airport merged with Monterey Fire department. He was picked up as a firefighter and within a year, became a Captain.

In 2018, he became the training Captain of Monterey Fire Department and became acting Division Chief.

Certifications: Fire Officer 1, Instructor 2, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse, Cofined Space Rescue, Rope Rescue Technician, HazMat IC, Hazardous Materials Technician, HazMat Operations, HazMat Awareness, Engine Boss, Apparatus Equipped w/ Aerial, Apparatus Equipeed with/ Fire Pump.

EMS Certification: EMT-Basic