Chief Chris Smith of the City of West Columbia Fire Department was sworn in last week as State Director representing South Carolina in the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs. He is replacing Chief (Mayor) Butch Womack from the City of Easley.
Smith served as president of the South Carolina Fire Chiefs Association in 2018
Smith was named WCFD chief in 2017. He replaced former Chief Wyatt Coleman who retired after 40 years. Smith has been in fire service for almost 30 years.