Welcome to the official IAFF Local 2050 website! Here you will find information regarding the Smithfield Fire Department, its members, and its community. Stay up to date with the Local, Department, and Town of Smithfield.

The Smithfield Fire Department is responsible for the protection of life and property from fire, hazardous materials, disasters, and to provide emergency medical services to the residents of Smithfield. In addition, it shall be the prompt duty of the fire department to remove all persons from danger whatever the cause.

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Smithfield Firefighters IAFF Local 2050

Smithfield Firefighters IAFF Local 2050

Welcome to the official Smithfield Firefighters IAFF Local 2050 Facebook page.

The Smithfield Police Department remembers Sgt. Norman G. Vezina, who courageously and unselfishly gave his life while in the performance of his duty.

Today, December 10th, 2023, marks the 55th anniversary of the death of Sergeant Vezina.

On a freezing cold day in 1968, Smithfield Patrolman Norman G. Vezina gave his life while attempting to rescue five year-old Kenneth Firby who had fallen through the ice and into the frigid water of the Spragueville Reservoir. Patrolman Vezina had arrived on the scene before the firefighters and rescue squad and, without hesitation, plunged into the icy water and reached the boy.

Patrolman Vezina struggled to lift the boy above water as town firefighters tried unsuccessfully several times to throw a rescue rope within his reach. Tragically, both Patrolman Vezina and Kenneth Firby disappeared beneath the surface of the ice before the firefighters could reach them.

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