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Town of Smithfield Announces New Fire Chief

The Town of Smithfield has announced the hiring of Jeremey Daughtry as Fire Chief.


Chief Daughtry is in his 25th year of fire safety, beginning his career in 1998 as a volunteer for the Brogden Fire Department, where he still assists in that capacity today. He served as a firefighter for the Goldsboro Fire Department for four years before joining the Town of Smithfield as a firefighter in 2006.


Daughtry left Smithfield in 2011 to serve as the Director of Fire Training at Johnston Community College. He returned to Smithfield in 2016 as Division Chief of Fire Training and was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in 2018.


Daughtry succeeds Chief Mike Brown, who retired earlier this summer.


In a statement, Chief Daughtry says, “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the 14th Fire Chief of the Smithfield Fire Department. I am truly blessed to have this opportunity. My vision for the department is to be a fully capable and fully functional organization that exceeds the expectations of its customers.”