Bronx, New York
Author and Publisher
After retiring as a South Bronx firefighter from the world’s busiest firehouse, Dennis Smith has excelled in writing and publishing, authoring Report from Engine Company 82 and other best-selling books, and creating and publishing Firehouse Magazine. It was at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club that Smith first discovered a lifelong passion for books and reading, and he is proud to be the Club’s first alumnus to join at age 6 and grow up to become the organization’s chairman. He has served on the Club’s board of trustees for more than 25 years, and is a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Advisory Council.