For Immediate Release

ContactGeoff Balton, Battalion Chief, Redwood City Fire Department
Phone(650) 780-7400
Pager(650) 367-6023 #5509

Firefighter Matthew Smith Memorial Information

Redwood City, California, February 8, 2001 - Funeral details have now been set for the FireFighter Matthew Smith Memorial Service on Monday, February 12, 2001. No further press releases are planned from the department. Up-to-the-minute information is being posted on (click the link for memorial information shown at the top of the page). If you prefer to receive a fax of this information please call the department at the number shown above.

We respectfully request that we be notified of all event coverage so that we may provide historical links on the website. Please email linking information (associated URL) of all stories to

Arrangements are being made for a pool videographer and photographer. All pool still photographs will be made available on the website immediately following the services. We ask that no other photos or video be taken during the service or at the gravesite (reporters are welcome). The department further requests that no helicopters hover over the gravesite during the graveside service.

PIO (Battalion Chief) Geoff Balton will be available for interviews during service.