Project Roll Call

Carl Eugene “Gene” Smith

  • Firefighter
  • Knoxville Fire Department
  • Tennessee
  • Year of Death: 1952

Carl Eugene “Gene” Smith, was an 11-year veteran of the Knoxville (TN) Fire Department. He was critically injured enroute to a fire in July 1952 while driving the/an assistant chief. Their vehicle was struck by a ladder truck at night at a blind intersection while responding to the same fire. He never regained consciousness and died 2 days later at 43. He left behind a wife and two children.


This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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