Submitted by: Deanna Field
Dec. 18th, 2010 in Lower Onslow, NS we were having our annual Christmas baking day when the pagers in the house started going off. 911 call, my dad is the assistance chief of the Lower Onslow Fire Brigade and pride’s himself on being first to the hall for every call therefore he was off. My brother in law a newer member was off in a hurry as well. This was a medical call. A man who was shingling his roof on this icy winter’s day had fallen off and they called 911 to get him to the hospital. The fire brigade medical team swang into action, got him collared and boarded with the help of the paramedics and he was off to the hospital with sirens. Now, most would think that the “hero’s” job’s were done by not my dad. He saw an unfinished roof 7 days before xmas, with a guy that likely had a bummed up leg and would be unable to finish it. So, when I called an hour or two later to find out if he was coming home to try any of our baking he says, “Yup, just finished shingling this guys roof and I’ll be home soon!” Such a nice story that my dad would never tell and such a coincidence that Sons of Maxwell played last night at the Marigold Centre in Truro for me to enjoy and hear about this website!