Firefighters help out a driver in need
A belated letter to express my thanks and appreciation to the “C” shift at Fire Hall No. 1 in Richmond on Dec. 23.
On Dec. 23 at 11a.m. I was on Granville driving west on my way to visit my wife at Richmond Hospital when my car broke down at the light on Gilbert. Being handicapped, I had trouble getting out and the opening the hood. A gentleman asked me if I needed help, while talking I noticed a group of firemen coming to help they then pushed my car to the fire hall parking lot.
I asked if I could use their phone to get BCAA for a battery. I was told it would be a one to two hour wait. The firemen asked what I wanted to do. I told them I was worried about my wife and could I leave my car there and I would get my walker and walk to the hospital, and come back in one hour. A fireman said hold it, I will be right back. Back he came and told me they would get my walker and put it in the chief’s car and take me to see my wife. They would take care of BCAA and keep me informed. It was not a battery and it needed a tow to a repair shop—they took care of this and offered a ride home.
I know it’s late but it’s never late to offer thanks and gratitude for such kindness. So to“C” shift and all firemen I wish you a safe and happy new year and my you always walk in the sun. Also thanks to the staff on 4 North and Ron Laing at Opertune Auto.