Beckley EMS parade pays tribute to UBB fallen miners - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Beckley EMS parade honors first responders

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Greenbrier Resort celebrates 100th anniversary of Old White TPC

    Greenbrier Resort celebrates 100th anniversary of Old White TPC

    Greenbrier Resort celebrates 100th anniversary of Old White TPC

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:45:07 GMT
    America's resort is celebrating an important birthday.The Greenbrier Resort's famous golf course, the Old White TPC turned 100 years old today.To commemorate the event Jim Justice, Owner of The Greenbrier, and Jeff Kmiec, the resort's President along with several other representatives of the resort gathered Saturday to remember the course's long history.Guests were in attendance to watch as Justice hit the ceremonial first ball from the first tee.Even recent Masters winner Bubba Watson made a...
    America's resort is celebrating an important birthday.The Greenbrier Resort's famous golf course, the Old White TPC turned 100 years old today.To commemorate the event Jim Justice, Owner of The Greenbrier, and Jeff Kmiec, the resort's President along with several other representatives of the resort gathered Saturday to remember the course's long history.Guests were in attendance to watch as Justice hit the ceremonial first ball from the first tee.Even recent Masters winner Bubba Watson made a...
  • One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    One man shot early Saturday morning in Beckley

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:39:31 GMT
    911 Dispatchers said a man was shot in the leg early Saturday morning on Harper Road in Beckley outside of the Holiday Inn.
    911 Dispatchers said a man was shot in the leg early Saturday morning on Harper Road in Beckley outside of the Holiday Inn.
  • After chemical Spill, officials give $1.2 Million to WV tourism

    After chemical Spill, officials give $1.2 Million to WV tourism

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:35:20 GMT
    There's a new push to help West Virginia's tourism industry after the chemical spill that caused a major water crisis in January. On Thursday, the state announced a $1.2 million cash contribution that
    There's a new push to help West Virginia's tourism industry after the chemical spill that caused a major water crisis in January.
BECKLEY -

Emergency Service personnel and their families spent the day on Sunday, April 7 to honor the commitment of the first responders who showed up at the Upper Big Branch Mine three years ago to try and save lives.

In Beckley, ambulances and fire trucks held a parade with full lights and sirens from the Crossroads Mall to Family Worship Center.  The children of EMS officials told 59News how much fun they're having and why they're proud of the work their fathers do every day.

"It's pretty cool! It's awesome! And why is it cool? Because they come out and celebrate. They normally don't do this. It's fun. You get to come out and celebrate their jobs. They save lives!"

The parade began at 3 p.m. and ended with a cookout and small service in the parking lot once they reached the Family Worship Center. 

Jan-Care ambulance officials said they spent more than two weeks at the Upper Big Branch Mine after the explosion.  They, like many West Virginians, were hoping for a miracle, and the opportunity to save to lives of the men, many hoped were still alive.