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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 30
Year of Death: 2000

Kimberly A. Smith

Kimberly A. Smith‚ 30‚ a six-year career firefighter with the Houston Fire Department‚ died on February 14‚ 2000‚ from smoke inhalation and burns after being caught in a roof collapse at an arson fire. She had gone in to rescue a fellow firefighter. Smith placed first in the 1998 Western Regional Firefighter Combat Challenge. She was the first female in department history to die in the line of duty.

Memorial Posts


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  1. I am lost for words. It is a great loss that you are not with us today. Thank you for service in the Houston Fire Department.

    – Victoria Robertson
  2. Kim Smith was an amazing and dedicated firefighter. But she was also an equally amazing and dedicated friend. She will be forever in our hearts. She lost her life doing what she absolutely loved and I know she is resting in peace with her Lord in Heaven.

    – Kimberly Lovelace
  3. Kimberly was so much more than just a firefighter, she was a great person, friend to many and an inspiration to all.

    – Owen Sharp
  4. I will teaching Kentucky firefighters survival techniques tomorrow March, 9th 2019 in your honor.

    – Clint Hudson
  5. March 2020
    It is the 20th Anniversary of Kim’s death. Know that her firefighter family will never forget her

  6. I had the Honor of meeting Kim in Las Vegas and Florida at the Challenge. She was always a little faster! My heart broke the day I saw she had died fighting fire. Today Is as vivid as the day we stood behind the tower chatting about Martha. You left us way to soon but you’ll never be forgotten!

    – Janet Hooks
  7. Kimberly I miss you everyday. You’re my beautiful sister, best friend and forever my hero.
    Love you misread than words can say.

    – Pamela Smith- Bryan
  8. The Smith’s are my second family and Kimberly was a perfect model for all women. I am training as a handler while I train my German Shepard, Smoky, for search and rescue in her honor.

    – Lisayvonne Zammit