Emily Minhinnick

After this weekend’s unfortunate events, I feel it is necessary to give special thanks to all of the volunteer firefighters, paramedics, RCMP officers, bystanders, nurses, doctors, staff, and everyone else who I have missed.  These extraordinary people that night witnessed and experienced things that none of us can even imagine.

When you hear of a serious accident, you always hope and pray that the people involved make it out okay, but the safety and wellbeing of the first responders sometimes gets forgotten.  Not all heroes wear capes, they wear turnout gear, uniforms, Red Serge, scrubs, lab coats, and coveralls.

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My hero has been on the fire department for 44 years, lived under the same roof as me for 18, and I call him “Dad”.

Thank you, each and every one of you for your service and dedication.

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