He was a member of many state, national and international training programs. He was the first official and longest serving Chairman of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, serving in that role from 1970-1987. He was also instrumental in the creation of the training programs for Spanish-speaking firefighters at TEEX. The Spanish Annual Fire School celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016.
The awards and accolades Chief Smith won over the years include being one of only a few people to receive two Faculty Distinguished Achievement Awards from Texas A&M’s Association of Former Students in 1964 and 1982. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from TEEX in 1981.
In 2006, the Henry D. Smith Operations Complex was built at the Brayton Fire Training field. It serves as the main administration building and includes offices, classrooms and meeting space.
Services will be conducted with the traditional honors bestowed upon those in the fire service.
Memorial Funeral Chapel
Friday, January 13, 2017, 6PM to 8PM
1515 S. College Ave.
Bryan, TX 77801
First Baptist Church
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10:30 AM
3100 Cambridge Dr., Bryan, TX. 77802
Internment will immediately follow at College Station Cemetery. Immediately following the funeral, there will be fellowship at the H.D. Smith Building at Brayton Fire Training Field.
For More Information:
979-595-5019 or Casey.Richardson@teex.tamu.edu