VIDEO: Every single member of the Tulsa Fire Department is having their photo taken.
It's the first time in almost a decade the department has done this, and it will go in a yearbook.
What do you want to be when you grow up can be a difficult question for children to answer, but for Richard Smith, it was obvious.
"Actually, a fire truck ran over my dog. Didn't kill her but definitely hurt her, and they knocked on every door 'til they found the owner,” Richard said. “I opened up the door at eight years old and looked at those four bigger-than-life firemen, and that's when I decided that's what I wanted to do."
And Richard did it. He served as a firefighter for decades, and later in his career, was promoted to captain.
He loved having this role, but nothing compared to his other title as a dad to his son, Andy, and his three other kids.