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Posted on: August 9, 2018

City of Kingsland Fire Chief Terry Smith Appointed to Lead Camden County Fire Rescue

At their regular meeting on August 7, 2018, upon recommendation of the County Administrator, the Camden County Board of Commissioners approved an Intergovernmental Services Agreement with the City of Kingsland for Fire Rescue Management shared services.

This agreement facilitates Kingsland Fire Chief Terry Smith to serve as Fire Chief of Camden County Fire Rescue.

Chief Smith’s public service career began as a volunteer with the Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department in 1985. He would later work as a dispatcher with Kings Bay Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) before becoming a full-time firefighter in 1990. By 2012, Chief Smith had risen through the ranks as a Crew Chief and then Assistant Chief with Kings Bay Fire and EMS before earning the title of Captain for the City of Kingsland Fire Rescue Department. In August 2014, he was appointed Interim Fire Chief for a brief period before being officially named the permanent Fire Chief for the City of Kingsland in November 2014.


Chief Terry Smith

Chief Terry Smith


An earlier Intergovernmental Services Agreement, in February 2018, facilitated allowing Chief Smith to serve as the Interim Fire Chief for Camden County Fire Rescue.

"I want to thank Chief Smith for taking on this leadership role during a time of transition," said County Administrator Steve Howard. “We have been impressed with his ability to direct both departments and provide excellent service to the citizens of Camden County. We are thankful to the City of Kingsland for partnering with us in this endeavor.”

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