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Terry Smerdel

Battalion Chief Terry Smerdel returned from an early morning fire alarm call, and was later found by coworkers in his office, unresponsive. Advanced Life Support measures were immediately initiated. He was pronounced deceased surrounded by his Fire Department Family, and later joined at the station by the Department’s Chaplain and the Smerdel family.

Incident Location: 1350 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (U.S. National Grid: 10S EG 5206 8360)

Department Information

San Francisco Fire Department
698 2ND ST
U.S. National Grid: 10S EG 5364 8165
San Francisco, California 94107

Chief: Joanne Hayes-White

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 59 
Rank: Battalion Chief 
Classification: Career 
Incident date: Sep 10, 2017 05:05
Date of death: Sep 10, 2017 
Cause of death: Unknown 
Nature of death: Unknown 
Activity type: In-Station Duties 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After 
Fixed property use: Store/Office