The Smithville Fire Departments celebrates turning 80. On February 3, 1938 the Smithville City Counsel under Mayor JE Evins passed Ordinance #92 to establish the Smithville Fire Department.
The Board appointed Bethel Thomas as the first Fire Chief, Freddie Trammel as the first assistant Chief, and Bob Herndon as Captain. The board also appointed 22 volunteers to serve the citizens of Smithville and DeKalb County for many years
There have been many changes to the department over the past 80 years, and the department would like to recoganize all the men and women that have helped to make it what it is today.