The Johnson City Professional Firefighters Association is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Lieutenant Markus Smith. Lt. Smith faithfully served the Village of Johnson City for 16 years. In his time with the JCFD, Lt served in many roles and contributed to making our job better. He will be sorely missed by our members. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Calling hours will be held Friday May 12th from 5-7pm at JF Rice Funeral home at 150 Main St., JC. The family will receive friends again Saturday from 10-11am at Primitive Methodist Church, 4 Ackley Ave., JC. Services to be held at the church starting at 11am.
Link to Brother Smith's obit
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In 1966 the fire service in Johnson City consisted of a 64 man fire department. The JCFD manned three stations, Central Station was located in center of the Village, Station 2 was located on the north side of the Village and Station 3 was located on the south side of the Village. During this time the three stations responded to all fire calls with at least three engine companies and one truck company.
This department was augmented by the Endicott Johnson Fire Prevention which was approximately 40 men. The EJ station was also located in the center of the Village. This station would respond with two engine companies to all first alarms at all churches, schools, factories, the hospital, and all working structured fires.
The total fire service initial response in Johnson City to all reported fires and alarms in high occupancy areas was a minimum of five engine companies one truck company and three chief officers for a total of 25 men.