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James P Smith

"James P. Smith" was appointed to the Philadelphia Fire Department on June 29, 1966. He was promoted to lieutenant on December 18, 1972; to captain on December 30, 1974; to battalion chief on August 3,1981; and to deputy chief on June 27,1987. Deputy chief is the highest civil service position. Chief Smith reports to the deputy commissioner. He has worked on both engine and ladder companies and in every section of the city. He has served as director of the Philadelphia Fire Academy. In this...See more