Firefighter George Smith

Photo of Firefighter George Smith
Last Call: Wed, Jan 4th, 1899
Date of Incident: Sun, Jan 1st, 1899
Cause of Death: Horse Drawn Vehicle (Response)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 52


His wife and two children.


Firefighter Smith was standing on the rear step of Hose Reel #7 while on a response. As they passed over the car tracks at Eleventh and Clark Avenues, he lost his grip and fell. The engine following the hose reel ran over his right leg. He was taken to City Hospital and then to Saint Luke's where his leg was amputated. He never recovered and died three days later.


Saint Louis Fire Department Patch
1421 North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 533-3406


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