New Blood! (Not Really New, But Definitely Awesome!)

The Brothers at SAFE Firefighter are super excited to announce that we have finally convinced Jonah Smith to completely drink our Kool-Aid and join our Cadre!  We first met Jonah, when he (and his other Charlotte/Pleasant Valley cronies) brought all their own tools to one of our Street Smart Forcible Entry classes in Irmo a few year ago.  When he walked in the classroom with a Pig, we knew we’d get along just fine!

Jonah brings a lot of knowledge and experience to our crew including saving Matt from being the only sacrificial “Engine Guy”.  Jonah is a great friend and fire service mentor and we’re honored that he’s gonna help us spread the message!  His “official” bio is below, look for him at a class/conference near you!


Jonahsmithheadshot-2JONAH SMITH is a Captain with the Charlotte, NC Fire Department, and Captain with the Pleasant Valley, SC Fire Department. Jonah is a Captain assigned to Engine 19 in the South Side of Charlotte. Jonah serves as an instructor for Rowan Cabarrus Community College’s Fire Protection Technology program. Jonah is an Instructor II in both North and South Carolina who remains active in technical teaching as well. Jonah remains an asset to his volunteer department serving as an instructor in Engine Operations, Communications, and Firefighter Self Survival. Additionally, as the Chair of the Health and Safety Committee of the IAFF Local 660, Jonah has assisted in planning, formulating, and coordinating tests of safety sensitive equipment in the Charlotte Fire Department.  Jonah has also presented at FDIC, Firehouse Expo as well as numerous other training venues and is the lead organizer of the Charlotte Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb.

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