I don’t have much to say about the events in Houston or northern Ontario this week, except that it’s been on my mind. And probably my mother’s.
8 people lost their lives in the service of helping others. You likely saw the details on the news.
It amazes me how the rumblings are felt all across the North America.
The extended family created by all those touched by EMS is so vital in times of success, failure, and loss. It is unlike any other family. Accidents like these remind us to keep each other close, and to watch each others backs even closer.
I am proud to be your sister.
- Captain Don Filliter of Skead, Ont.
- First Officer Jacques Dupuy, of Otterburn-Park, Que.
- Primary Care Flight Paramedic Dustin Dagenais, of Moose Factory, Ont.
- Primary Care Flight Paramedic Chris Snowball, of Burlington, Ont.
- Capt. EMT Matthew Renaud, 35
- EMT Robert Bebee, 41, of Station 51;
- EMT Robert Garner, 29, of Station 68
- 24-year-old Anne Sullivan, a recent graduate of Houston Fire Department Academy and member of Fire Station 68
If you would like to support the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty in Moosonee with ORNGE, please follow the link below. Any funds collected through this site are being directly deposited in equal portions to the trust accounts for the families of the four crew members.
- Ornge grounds Sikorsky S76 choppers after crash, says pilots were veterans (ctvnews.ca)
- Public memorial service for fallen Houston firefighters to be held at Reliant Stadium (khou.com)
- Houston Mayor: The worst day in Houston Fire Department history (khou.com)
- Last Call 5-31-2013: Houston Fire Department Mourns Four of Its Own (onguard4america.wordpress.com)
- 4 Ornge helicopter crash victims ID’d as from Ontario, Quebec (updatednews.ca)
- Too early to say what caused Ornge crash that killed four: president (ctvnews.ca)
- Two pilots, two paramedics die in Ornge helicopter crash in northern Ontario (lfpress.com)
- More on the fallen Houston firefighters (khou.com)