Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home > Topics > EMS Heroes

W.Va. EMT killed in truck crash hailed a hero

Nathan Allen Smith was an EMT, volunteer firefighter and a veteran who served in Afghanistan; hundreds paid their respects as he was laid to rest


ELKVIEW, W.Va. — A volunteer firefighter in our region was killed tragically after he crashed his truck into a home in Elkview on Saturday.  On Wednesday, he was laid to rest.

Chad Shafer, a fellow firefighter at the Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department and close friend said, "Nathan was like me, not one for big crowds.  I think he'd make an exception for this."

Hundreds gathered together for a man who changed the lives of everyone he knew, Nathan Allan Smith.  He was an EMT, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, a first responder.  These are just a few of the reasons why so many hailed him as a hero.

Read full storyFirefighter, veteran, EMT, laid to rest in Sanderson, WV

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.

We Recommend...

Connect with EMS1

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google+

Get the #1 EMS eNewsletter

Fire Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
Enter Email
See Sample

Online Campus Both

EMS Heroes Videos