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Founder of TEEX firefighter training field dies at 99 
The man behind establishing one of the largest firefighter training centers in the nation died at 99 Wednesday. Henry D. Smith was a volunteer firefighter in the 1940s, and was division director of Texas A&M Engineering Extensions Emergency Services Brayton Fire Training Field in 1957. He worked to secure the land of the training field and helped double its size by 1986, reported “The fire field wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Henry Smith,” Chief Robert Moore, TEEX’s division director, said. “He didn’t just shape the fire school, let me tell you, he helped shape the fire service.”

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