PAUL SMITHS - The Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department held its annual election of officers at the department's Jan. 13 meeting.
Roger Smith was elected as chief, with Dan Whitson serving as first assistant chief. The position of second assistant chief will be left vacant.
Dustin Fuller will serve as the department's captain, and Dan Spencer and Clayton Abare as first and second lieutenants, respectively.
Hawley Snyder was elected as treasurer and Dustin Fuller as secretary, and Steve Tucker will serve as the company's training and safety officer.
The position of fire police captain will be left vacant.