In Honor of Nathan Smith (2/10/14)

On Saturday night Firefighter/Lt. Nathan Smith, a 13 year member of the Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department, succumbed to his injuries received in a Motor Vehicle Accident on Elk River Road North in Elkview WV.  Lt. Smith had attended Emergency Medical Technician recertification class earlier.  He had gone to dinner and was returning home at the time of the accident. 
In Nathan's honor this morning.....

The Fireman's Prayer

When duty call's me, oh Lord, 
Wherever Flames may rage, 
Give me the strength to save some life 
Whatever Be its age.
Help me embrace a little child 
Before it is too late 
Or save an older person from 
The horror of that fate
Enable me to be alert, 
and oh Lord, guide my every move, 
for life is so precious, 
please don't let us loose.
I want to fill my calling and 
To give the best in me 
To guard my every neighbor 
And protect their property
And if according to thy will, 
That I must give my life, 
Then with thy protecting hand my Lord, 
I pray thee, protect my children and my wife.