Cecil F. Smith
Firefighter Cecil F. Smith‚ 76‚ died in the line of duty after a traffic accident Jan. 27‚ 2001 He was responding to the fire station in his personal vehicle to handle the dispatch for a structure fire. After the accident he was transported to a local hospital and then flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon‚ New Hampshire‚ where he succumbed to his injuries at 2:14 p.m. on January 28.
Cecil is survived by his wife Dolores‚ three sons Carl‚ Donald‚ and Douglas‚ several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donald served with his father on the Meredith‚ New Hampshire Fire Department. His son Douglas serves with the New Hampton‚ New Hampshire Fire Department.
Cecil had 48 years of service with the Meredith Volunteer Fire Department in New Hampshire. He had served as a member of the Rescue Squad‚ Firefighter‚ Line Officer‚ Dispatcher‚ and‚ most recently‚ as Department Treasurer.
In addition to the fire department‚ Cecil was involved in several civic organizations‚ including the Masonic Lodge and the Odd Fellows.