Dennis Smith is a former firefighter, a writer and president of a company offering financial services to emergency services personnel. He is an advocate for firefighters in the United States. He served for 18 years (1963-1981) as a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department, he developed profound respect for the professionalism of the firefighters with whom he worked, and their willingness to give of themselves in the course of their duty. He also came to know their needs, balanced against the modern management needs of a large urban fire department operating within the mandates of an emergency organization and the constraints of a municipal budget.
His experience and reputation make him aware of the interests and concerns of fire and emergency departments and emergency professionals, particularly in the post 9/11 economic and political environment.
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