Corey Smith, 40 years of public safety experience in the fire service, law


enforcement and private security (1976-2016). Corey started in public safety in


1976 as a volunteer Firefighter for the Grass Valley Fire Department (GVFD).


After volunteering for 10 years he decided to make public safety his chosen


career. He served as a Company officer, Assistant Chief both as Operations


Chief and as Fire Marshal. Additionally, he served as a Firefighter/EMT for the


Newcastle Fire Protection District for three years, and finally promoted to  Fire


Chief with the Grass Valley Fire Dept. in 1988.




As Fire Chief he served as a City Department Head and managed the


combination volunteer/paid Department, the city’s four fire stations


including five engines, one ladder truck, one medium rescue, and


several command vehicles. He started a comprehensive fire safety inspection


program of the retail establishments within the City of Grass Valley, maintained


a rigorous inspection schedule of the  hospital, health care facilities and


schools. He also worked with fire agencies in Nevada County to enhance Mutual


Aid and joint training.



In 1990, after serving 14 years with the GVFD, he accepted a position with the


California State Fire Marshal’s  (CSFM) Office as a Deputy State Fire Marshal.


Corey reported to the Coastal Region Office in San Leandro, CA. where he was


assigned to Field Operations. As a Deputy State Fire Marshal he conducted


inspections of  all state owned and state leased buildings in San Francisco


County including the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San


Francisco State University (CSUSF), Hastings College of Law, Cal


Transportation right  of way, county jails and health care facilities. In addition


Corey and his colleagues were assigned to conduct damage assessment of


state occupied buildings as a result of the Loma Prieta earthquake and assigned


to a  damage assessment team during the Berkeley/Oakland Hills fire. 




 In 1992 Corey became the Fire Chief for the California Department of


Developmental  Services at the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) located in


Eldridge, CA. He managed the facility fire station with a full-time staff of


firefighters. The fire station housed three engines, two ambulances, and two


command vehicles. Given the  fact SDC was an aged institution located in rural


Sonoma County and in close proximity to the Rogers creek fault, Corey focused


much of his efforts on fire prevention, disaster preparedness, and clinical staff


training. He served as Chair of the Facility Health & Safety Committee and Chair


of the Emergency Preparedness Committee. The committee work included


policy development, training curriculum  development, training delivery in fire


and disaster preparedness, the establishment of emergency supplies in multiple


geographic locations, conducting hazard assessments, designing and


practicing disaster drills, and establishing mutualand automatic aid agreements


with local fire agencies including joint training drills.




In 2005, after serving 13 years as Fire Chief, Corey transitioned into law


enforcement and accepted a promotion to Supervising Special Investigator II


(Commander) of the  Office of Protective Services (OPS). The Commander is a


member of the facilities Executive Management Team in addition to supervising


all fire and law enforcement  services at SDC, which includes the Fire Dept.,


Police Officers and the Special Investigations Unit.




In 2009 he was asked by the Deputy Director of DDS to transfer to Sacramento


and become the interim Chief of OPS. Corey held this position for three years.


Since  returning to his Supervising Special Investigator II position he has been


assigned to  liaison with the OPS Fire Chiefs, conduct reviews of the


facilities emergency preparedness procedures, coordinate the out-fitting of new


OPS emergency  vehicles, and is currently the OPS radio communications


liaison with Cal OES.



Corey also currently works for All City Patrol Services (ACPS). He has


experience in retail security, both in uniform and undercover for high end stores


such as Coach and Lacoste, large gatherings, weddings, nightclubs and high


risk assignments. He holds a California Security Guard License and an exposed


firearms permit issued by  the Dept. of Consumer Affairs and Bureau of Security


& Investigative Services.




Recognition:

Corey is a graduate of Nevada Union High School class of 1978, a graduate of


the 21st Specialized Investigator Academy at Yuba College where he was


number one in his class earning both the academic achievement award and the


marksmanship award. He holds many SFM certifications in fire suppression, fire


prevention, rescue, incident command system, hazardous materials incident


command, first responder  operations (FRO) and decontamination (DECON).



Corey is a third generation Fire Chief. His father Wayne Smith was also Fire


Chief of  the GVFD, and his grandfather “Smokey”  Smith was Fire Chief of the


Gold Flat Fire  Dist. in Nevada City, now part of Nevada County Consolidated


Fire Dist. Corey holds  a degree in Fire Science as well as an intermediate


certificate from the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).


Corey Smith- Deputy Director and Intructor

Geibig Protective Services, Inc





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