CLARKSVILLE, IN (December 21, 2021) – The ranks of the Clarksville Fire Department grew Tuesday night, as Judge Jimmie Guilfoyle swore-in three new Clarksville Firefighters. The special ceremony, attended by many of the firefighters’ family and friends, was held at the beginning of the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting.
Frank Fisher is a retired chief from the United States Coast Guard. He spent more than 20 years in the service and was a long-standing member of the Clarksville Reserve Firefighter program. Outside of firefighting, he has a dedicated passion for physical fitness, especially running. He runs mile after mile each day and has even run to the top of Pikes Peak.
“Frank has been an asset to our community for many years,” said Clarksville Fire Chief Brandon Skaggs. “I’m proud to have him continue his service as a professional firefighter.”
Billy Banta was also a member of the Clarksville Reserve Firefighter program, and has served as a volunteer firefighter in other departments. Banta has experience in emergency communications while he served as a 911 operator in Clark County. When he is not on duty, Banta enjoys spending time with his family and rooting for Notre Dame football.
“Billy Banta brings lots of great experience and a positive attitude to our department.” said Skaggs
Dominque Smith joins the Clarksville Fire Department ranks with no prior fire experience. Smith had worked for many years in the automotive body repair industry, but is currently undergoing his basic fire training and is eager to get to work.
“He is taking his training very seriously, and I have had nothing but great progress reports on his participation.” said Skaggs
When Smith isn’t training, he has a passion for physical fitness and was once an MMA fighter. Smith also has a love for exotic cars and is very knowledgeable about the latest and greatest sports cars. Outside of all these, his family is the most important thing to him. He deeply enjoys spending time with his children, his wife, and his giant dogs.