Captain Smith

 

Smith, M.JPG

Mike has been with District 7 for almost 10 years. Before that, he was with Pierce county Dist 5 Gig harbor since 1984. He became a LT in July of 1994, He is currently President of the KCFD7 Volunteer Association. He is also a board member with the WSFFA. He Enjoys training the most in the fire department. “I love teaching people what I know, I am an instructor at the State academy.” “My most memorable experience, and not a very good one, was on July 4th of 1999 We had a vehicle vs a pedestrian accident and a young lady was killed. There was no chaplain on the scene, Her best friend was there in tears talking on a cell phone to the deceased ladys parents. She handed me the phone and I had to tell these people that their daughter had just been killed in an accident. This was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life! It made me take a look back and taught me not to take life for granted. I went right home and hugged my kids and wife and it changed me in several ways.” Mike is a diesel mechanic for the Department of Defense out at Fort Lewis. His hobbies are Boating, fishing , camping, coaching Little League,(and watching it) and doing things with my family. One of Mike’s favorite quotes: “Never put off till tomorrow what can be accomplished or done today.” My Dad is the one who got me started in the fire service. He has been a volunteer for 20 years in gig harbor. I respond out of sta. 15.”