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.

article continues below

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.

© Copyright Humboldt Journal


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Humboldt Journal welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Community Event Calendar

Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.