Another Hero was lost yesterday. Volunteer FF Michelle Smith of the Delaware City DE FD succumbed to injuries she received while operating at a motor vehicle accident Sat (12/20) evening on Rt 13 in Wilmington Manor DE. Smith was the driver of the DE City ambulance that evening working a standby assignment for the Wilmington Manor FD who was having a company function. While assisting with paitent care of a motocyclist who had lost control of his bike on Rt 13, both Smith & the victim Edward Reiss were struck by a BMW driven by Joseph Taye of Bear DE.
FF Smith was a very active member of the Delaware City FD, serving as a firefighter, the secretary of the Ladies Auxilary, and as an ambulance driver. She was also active with the companies fire prevention program and received the Edward McCormack Award from the DE State Fire Prevention Commission for her excellence in fire prevention education. FF Smith is survived by a 12 year old daughter. Any time of year is difficult to lose a hero such as this but at the holiday season it is even more devestating especially for her 12 year old daughter. Please take a moment to remember her and all of Michelle's family and friends in your prayers.
Rest Easy Sister, your brothers and sisters of the fire service will do everything they can for your daughter. You will never be forgotten.
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