Ark. FF hit, killed by 18-wheeler at site where he was rendering aid

West Memphis Firefighter Jason Lang was on his way to an EMT training session when he stopped to help

UPDATE at 4 p.m. CT, Feb. 28: 

A memorial service for West Memphis Firefighter Jason Lang will be held Wednesday, according to the department. A public safety vehicle procession will follow. 

Original story: 

By Leila Merrill

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — West Memphis Firefighter Jason Lang died Saturday after an 18-wheeler hit him while he was responding to a traffic accident on Interstate 40, according to the department.

Lang was driving to an EMT training session when he stopped to render aid.

He joined the department in December.

“Firefighter Jason Lang immediately, and without hesitation, bravely made the ultimate sacrifice, and he will always be remembered for his legacy and bravery for serving others,” said Chief Barry Ealy.

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