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|Preincident Planning Needed Fire Flow|
|The Fire Officer Command Presence|
|Management Tools Incident Scene|
|Management Incident Scene Control Status Reports|
|Decision Making Incident Scene|
|Decision Making Size-Up Strategy, Tactics, and Tasks Modes of Fire Attack|
|Company Operations Engine|
|Company Operations Tru... MORE|
|Noncombustible/Limited Combustible Construction|
|Heavy Timber Construction|
|Frame Buildings Timber Truss Lightweight Building Components|
|Building Collapse and Scene Safety|
|Building Collapse Wall Collapse|
|Collapse Search Safety|
|Special Situations and Occupancies|
|Basement and Cellar|
|Fires Garden Apartments Row Houses and Town Houses|
|Renovated Buildings Hotels Vacant Buildings|
|Health Care and High Risk Populations Hospitals Nursing Homes and Assisted|
|Incidents Houses of Worship|
|Penal Institutions Public Assembly Buildings Schools|
|Commercial and Industrial|
|Commercial Buildings and Warehouses|
|Strip Malls Enclosed Shopping Malls Lumberyards High-Rise Buildings|
|Technical Operations Hazardous Materials and the Initial|
|Responder Tank Farm/Refinery Fires Terrorism Incidents|
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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 fire department 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 role, he was the departmental Safety Officer and responded on multiple alarm fires performing the Safety Officer’s function.Additional areas of responsibility included the research and planning unit.
Chief Smith has been associated with the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, since 1982. He is a graduate of the prestigious Executive Fire Officer’s Program and is an adjunct instructor. He has developed and taught many programs.
He has lectured throughout the United States on incident management, safety, church fires, building construction, building collapse, strategy and tactics, incident management, tank farm fires, and high-rise firefighting.