Sandy Springs Assistant Fire Chief Daryl Smith has once again been designated as a chief fire officer.
Smith recently completed the process to renew his certification from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. Smith is one 964 chief fire officers across the globe, according to the city of Sandy Springs.
The designation program, which is voluntary, recognizes those who achieve excellence in seven areas of their careers: experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association memberships, community involvement and technical competencies. Smith received his original designation in 2008.
To maintain the designation, individuals must show a continued drive to develop as a chief fire officer in four areas: professional development, professional contributions, active association membership and community involvement.
A review board consisting of representatives in the fire and emergency services profession, academia and municipal agencies review each applicant and recommend successful candidates for designation.
Smith has been a member for the Sandy Springs Fire Department for seven years.