By Justin Lofton

Staff Writer

ADA — Ada Fire Department is displaying a poem written by former Fire Chief Eugene Smith’s wife, Ruth Smith, after she donated a framed copy to the department.

“The Fire Fighter’s Wife,” was written by Ruth Smith in 1979 after Eugene Smith retired from duty in Ada.

A copy of the poem was put on display at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum in Oklahoma City earlier this year.

Eugene Smith served with Ada Fire Department for 24 years.  He died June 29, 2010.

Ada Fire Chief Rick Ross, Assistant Chief David Painter and Captain Bill Claxton accepted the poem from Ruth Smith Monday afternoon.

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