It is with deep regret that I post the following USFA official line of duty death announcement of fellow brother firefighter Chief Driver Douglass Smith. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and the members of the Liberty hose Co. No. 1.
Douglas L. Smith
Rank: Firefighter - Chief Driver
Years of Service: 29
Date of Incident: 07/09/2010
Time of Incident: 1030hrs
Date of Death: 07/09/2010
Liberty Hose Company No. 1
Address: 225 West Broad Street, Williamstown, PA 17098
Fire Department Chief: Scott Slough
Incident Description: Firefighter Smith passed away due to an apparent heart attack as he entered the fire station while responding to a fire call in nearby Porter Township.
Incident Location: Porter Township, PA
Funeral Arrangements: Memorial services will be held at 1100hrs on 07/15/2010, Immanuel Lutheran Church, East and Vine streets, Williamstown, with the Rev. Kathleen Kuehl officiating. Visitation will be from 0900hrs until time of the service at the church. Interment with military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty Hose Company No. 1, West Broad Street, Williamstown, PA 17098, or Williamstown EMS, PO Box 74, Williamstown, PA 17098.
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter & Chief Driver Douglas L. Smith at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/
To date, 42 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 40 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2 from previous year incidents. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/statistics/ff_stats....