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Letter: Kamloops firefighters went above and beyond for our family

Editor: We wish to give thanks to the volunteer help offered to our family in time of need. Our brother/brother-in-law was injured in a car accident in Kamloops on Dec. 9.
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Editor:

We wish to give thanks to the volunteer help offered to our family in time of need.

Our brother/brother-in-law was injured in a car accident in Kamloops on Dec. 9. His injuries were such that he was admitted to Royal Inland Hospital and remains in a coma.

This man, who lives in Clearwater, is a bachelor and has no close relatives. All his family lives in Sarnia, Ont. Immediately, three siblings caught a flight the next day to Kamloops.

No member of the family had been to Kamloops before.  Further complicating matters were the floods as rental vehicles and taxis were hard to come by.

I was told to reach out to the firefighters of Kamloops. 

Kamloops Professional Fire Fighters’ Association president Kris Krutop assigned two firefighters to detail any requirement or need our family had.

Firefighters Henry Chin and Brad Cashman provided my family with a wonderful welcome, information on the city and transportation around Kamloops.

Best of all, Chin used his day off to drive all siblings to Clearwater. There, he helped close up and secure the house and took my family to banks, lawyers and the post office.

My family could not have completed this task on their own.

Neither man accepted any payment and we are thankful to the association for supporting our family in this way. 

We certainly recognize the effort by the firefighters and their association to help us.

We cannot say enough for the volunteer help we received.

These people make Kamloops a great city and the association a proud group.

Thank you so much.

Terry Norris

Sarnia, Ont.