Ex-Chief James Smart Dead

Ex-Chief James Smart Dead

James Smart, Chief of the Calgary, Alberta, Fire Department for thirty-five years, and a member for forty-eight years, died at his home at the age of seventy-four.

He was born near Dundee, Scotland, on July 12, 1865, and came to Calgary when eighteen years old.

He joined the fire service in 1885 as a volunteer fireman and he was one of the few volunteers selected when the department was made a paid one. In 1898 he was elected Chief and he served in that position until he retired in 1933.

Chief Smart is survived by a daughter, two sisters, and one brother.

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