Boulder (CO) Fire Department Helps Father of Fallen Firefighter

Duaine “Whitey” Smith–whose son, Scott, was one of two firefighters killed in a Boulder (CO) Fire Department training exercise in 1982–recently lost almost everything he owned in a mobile home fire. But now of the Boulder firefighters union, the International Firefighters Local 900, have stepped up to help the 91-year-old recover from the fire.

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Boulder fire inspector Manuel Sedillo told the Daily Camera ( that once crews on the scene of Whitey Smith’s trailer fire figured out who he was, the union sprung into action to support him in his time of need, passing the hat to all fire department staff and quickly providing him with some cash to help him get by.


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