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—Outstanding Alumnus of 2014

Chief Michael Smith

Michael began his current career path at Riverside City College, where he completed an Emergency Medical Technician course. After gaining the necessary experience as an EMT, he came to Crafton Hills College where he completed the Paramedic Program. He completed his bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Redlands and holds an M.S. degree in both Public Administration and Fire Service Leadership.

He has held leadership positions throughout his career in the public and private sectors of fire and emergency services. He is currently the Chief of the San Manuel Fire Department.

Mike has been active in many professional organizations and on several local, regional, and state committees. He served as president for the San Bernardino County Fire Chiefs Association in 2005. He is a member of the San Bernardino County Emergency Medical Care Committee by appointment of the County Board of Supervisors. He has volunteered for Boy Scouts as a den leader, on the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, Board of Directors, is active in church ministries, and is a member of the board of Directors for the inland Empire Burn Institute for San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.