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Cincinnati Firefighter part of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 Class

Aug. 23

The Cincinnati Fire Department congratulates Firefighter/Paramedic Kenyatta Smith for being selected in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 Class.

FF Smith is a 14-year veteran of the Cincinnati Fire Department (CFD), and a 2nd generation Firefighter/Paramedic. Last year, he was elected as the Executive Vice President of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF). He served two terms as the North Central Regional Director (NCR) of the IABPFF. He is also the youngest ever to be elected to the position of Regional Director.

He held various positions within the IABPFF, including: Corresponding Secretary of the NCR and local chapters; Sergeant-at-Arms; and Vice Director. He was also the 1st Vice President of the Cincinnati African American Fire Fighters Association (CAFA).

As Vice President of the IABPFF, FF Smith’s responsibility is directed towards the welfare of the United States, United Kingdom and the Caribbean minority firefighters and communities that they serve.

He currently serves as a youth mentor; works with three local Boards who distribute annual scholarships to high-school seniors. In addition, FF Smith coordinates two significant community projects: CAFA’s School Supply Drive and the Holiday Toy Drive which annually serves over 9,000 inner-city children.

“CFD is proud of Kenyatta’s significant contributions to our community, and we are honored to have a Cincinnati Firefighter part of the 2013 Forty Under 40 Class,” stated Fire Chief Richard Braun.

Come meet and congratulate Kenyatta and this dynamic group of rising stars, their supporters, and past Forty Under 40 winners. Tickets for the luncheon are $60 each and tables of (10) are $550. The deadline to register is Sept. 12. For information, please contact Lisa Muhlenkamp at or 513.337.9467

  • When:
    Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Where:
    Cincinnati Music Hall
    1241 Elm St.
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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