SOUTHERN MANATEE BATTALION CHIEF HERB SMITH RETIRES
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOS BATTALION CHIEF HERB SMITH
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSMANATEE COUNTY HONOR GUARD
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSFIREFIGHTERS AND OFFICERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTY
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOS BATTALION CHIEF HERB SMITH RECIEVING THE FLAG FROM HIS LAST SHIFT.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOS BATTALION CHIEF HERB SMITH ALONG WITH HIS SHIFT "C" SHIFT
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSCHIEF BOUNDS AND BATTALION CHIEF BLANCO PRESENTING BATTALION CHIEF HERB SMITH WITH A PLAQUE.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSTHE CEREMONIAL CAKE
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOS BATTALION CHIEF HERB SMITH ADDRESSES THE AUDIENCE
Firefighters and Officers from around the county came out to bid Battalion Chief Herb Smith a farewell after 33 years of service. His family and friends also filled the room. Battalion Chief Herb Smith started as a Volunteer in Sarasota Fire Dept, and was hired by the newly formed Southern Manatee Fire District in 1990. He worked his way up through the ranks excelling in vehicle extraction. His strong ties and genuine concern for his firefighters along with his good sense of humor made him the Officer he was today.