Jordan Smith – Firefighter

I am 24 years old and I am a resident here at Lake Waccamaw. I have been with Lake Waccamaw Fire Department going on two years now. I am firefighter one and two certified, I was hired on here as a part-time in May. To be correct May 3rd was my first day here on the job as an employee. When I was younger I always wanted to work in the sports medicine field, I never knew that being a firefighter would be my career choice at the age of 24. I  have a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. So no where in my degree did I even think about being a firefighter until I watched my dad growing up be one his self. He talked me into volunteering two years ago, and every since then I fell in love with it. It will either make or break you the stuff that we do is real life, it isn’t like a tv program it is real life. I love the fact that I work in a community where I live as well. I love to be able to help the community, love getting to know who is who and building relationships with them for them to understand and trust and know that when they call the Fire Department will be there.