Former Indianapolis Fire Department Chief Keith Smith dies at 72

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Keith Smith (Photo courtesy of IFD)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indianapolis Fire Department announced Monday that former Chief Keith D. Smith passed away. He was 72.

IFD says he died after a long battle with an illness.

Smith retired from the department in 2002 after being appointed on December 2, 1965. He was the chief from 1992-2000 before taking on similar roles at Westfield and Carmel fire departments.

“Please keep his wife Cindy and family in your prayers,” a statement from IFD read.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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