A Jackson Heights volunteer firefighter died Monday from injuries in a Friday car wreck, hospital officials confirmed.
“The three neighboring departments, which are Winona, Chapel Hill and Arp, stepped up and they are covering Jackson Heights plus their departments,” Brown said.
Smith remained in the intensive care unit at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler in critical condition. Hospital staff confirmed he died Monday afternoon from his injuries.
Firefighters Cornelius Redwine, 21, of Tyler, and Gary Robinson, 18, of Tyler, were also taken to ETMC Friday, but both were treated and released.
Brown said firefighters are a brotherhood because of how closely they work together. He said the rest of the Smith County volunteer fire departments are ready to step up and help too, if needed.
“When it comes down to it, we all pull together and that's what we're doing now. We're pulling together for our brothers at Jackson,” Brown said.